VIDEO: Marion County Fire Rescue battles debris fire near Ocala school

Fire started near Maricamp Road, according to MCFR

Marion County Fire Rescue updated its social media with information on a brush fire by Ocala.

MARION COUNTY, Fla. – A debris fire burned near a Marion County high school on Monday, but firefighters have stopped the blaze from spreading to nearby buildings.

The fire broke out off Maricamp Road near Forest High School in Ocala.

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Fire officials said the fire scorched more than 4 acres, burning several 20-foot piles of oak trees, pine trees and mulch.

Twenty-seven firefighters from 18 Marion County Fire Rescue units are battling the blaze.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

**UPDATE** MCFR units remain on scene of this large outside fire in the 5000 block of SE Maricamp Road. ...

Posted by Marion County Fire Rescue on Monday, May 16, 2022

MCFR released footage of firefighters at the scene, which can be viewed below:

For updates on the fire, visit MCFR’s Facebook page.

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