Tag Archives: Marion County Fire Rescue

Two People Dead In Weirsdale Plane Crash

By on August 12th, 2015 | Last updated: August 12, 2015 at 3:39 pm

Two people are dead after a single-engine aircraft crashed in Weirsdale, Fla. today. Marion County officials conducted early investigations before handing over to the FAA and NTSB.

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Patio Burns In Propane Fire

By on June 17th, 2015 | Last updated: June 17, 2015 at 3:14 pm

A faulty propane tank led to a house fire in Summerfield. In response to the blaze, Marion County Fire Rescue officer James Lucas gave some tips on how to prevent grilling fires.

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Boy, 9, Dies In Ocala National Forest House Fire

By on March 19th, 2015 | Last updated: March 19, 2015 at 11:25 am

A 9-year-old boy died after a fire broke out at his mobile home in the Ocala National Forest. Authorities are investigating the cause of the fire.

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Marion County Program Works To Keep Elderly On Their Feet

By on February 16th, 2015 | Last updated: February 16, 2015 at 2:38 pm

One in three elders fall each year. A Marion County program works to increase elders’ fitness levels to improve their balance and prevent falling.

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Back burn in Marion County may cause visibility issues on nearby roads

By on April 8th, 2013 | Last updated: April 9, 2013 at 11:28 am

A controlled back burn on Halfmoon Prairie in Marion County Monday may cause visibility issues on nearby State Road 40 and 183rd Avenue Road/Levy Hammock Road.

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Marion County opts out of burn ban, for now

By on April 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:28 pm

Despite the recent fires across North Central Florida, a mandatory burn ban will not be implemented in Marion County. Marion County Fire Rescue Public Information Officer Pelveeta Seeraj says the Wildland Task Force decided a burn ban is not necessary. […]

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Heightened fire threat for homes around Ocala National Forest

By on March 21st, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 5:56 pm

Marion County Fire Rescue is fighting fire with fire today in order to protect homes around the Ocala National Forest. Florida Forest Service Wildfire Mitigation Specialist Ludie Bond says the 266 acre back burn won’t hurt vegetation and will help […]

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