Neighbors help residents out of burning home in Ocala

Two people were taken to hospital after smoke inhalation

Two sent to hospital after Ocala house fire.

OCALA, Fla. – Ocala Fire Rescue responded to a house fire Wednesday night that sent two people to the hospital.

The house fire was reported near the 1400 block of NE 17th Street.

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Multiple fire trucks and rescue units from different agencies were dispatched to the fire.

“Crews encountered flames showing through a bedroom window,” OCFD said. “Firefighters were advised that a neighbor helped residents exit the home.”

According to first responders, the fire was extinguished around 9:12 p.m.

Fire crews said approximately 50% of the house suffered fire damage.

Two residents were taken to the hospital due to smoke inhalation, officials said. Another two residents were evaluated on-site.

The cause of the fire is unknown and the American Red Cross responded to help the victims.