1 hospitalized after fire engulfs Belleview mechanic shop

State Fire Marshall’s office investigating cause of fire

(Courtesy Marion County Fire Rescue)
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MARION COUNTY, Fla. – A mechanic shop in Marion County is covered in ashes after an intense fire broke out Wednesday morning.

Marion County Fire Rescue was dispatched around 6:46 a.m. to a shop in Belleview.

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As firefighters arrived at the area on SE Highway 484, crews got word of a 911 call reporting someone screaming for help from the building.

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Photos from the scene show the building was engulfed in flames as crews battled the fire. MCFR said the roof of the building collapsed as paramedics rushed a patient to the hospital as a trauma alert.

MCFR called for reinforcements to beat back the flames, with more than a dozen units responding from nearby towns.

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Firefighters said they were able to get the flames under control by 7:22 a.m. After searching the building, they said no other victims were found.

Crews said they don’t know what sparked the flames. The state Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating.

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