ACFR battles house fire that was reported by ASO helicopter

Press release from Alachua County Fire Rescue

ALACHUA COUNTY, Fla. – Late Thursday night and into the early morning hours of Friday, March 17, crews from Alachua County Fire Rescue and a water tanker from the City of Newberry battled a residential house fire East of Parker Road on SW 8th Ave. The fire was originally called in by the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office Air Unit, which was conducting night operations in the area.

Upon arrival, crews encountered heavy fire conditions, with flames through the roof of the structure. Firefighters on scene managed to bring the blaze under control utilizing multiple hoselines and a water tanker shuttle operation.

No one was injured during the incident, but due to the advanced fire conditions crews were met with when they arrived, the home was a total loss.

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