Press release from Alachua County Fire Rescue
Alachua County Fire Rescue responded to multiple incidents today, including a single-vehicle accident with extraction on I-75, a shed fire in Micanopy, and a brush fire north of Windsor.
Roll-over with entrapment on I-75
This afternoon, Alachua County Fire Rescue responded to a reported single vehicle roll-over at the 399 Northbound exit of I-75. Upon arrival, crews found a single vehicle overturned with the driver still entrapped inside the vehicle. Crews utilized hydraulic “jaws of life” to remove the patient from the vehicle. The patient was transported to a local hospital.
ACFR reminds everyone to always wear a seatbelt and drive carefully.
Shed fire in Micanopy
This afternoon, Alachua County Fire Rescue and Micanopy Fire Department responded to a reported shed fire on the south side of the Town of Micanopy. Upon arrival, crews found a fully-involved 10×10 shed with a nearby house threatened. Engine 64 from Micanopy extinguished the fire and contained the damage to the shed. The cause of the fire was determined to be from an unattended outdoor fire that spread to the shed.
Never leave outdoor fires unattended and be sure to follow outdoor burning regulations available at https://floridadep.gov/sites/default/files/Fire%20Law%202019%20One-Page%208.16.19.pdf
Brush fire near Windsor
This afternoon, Alachua County Fire Rescue, Windsor Fire Department, Melrose Fire Department, and the Florida Forest Service responded to the report of a large brush fire with residences threatened in the 1100 block of NE County Road 234, north of Windsor. Crews arrived to find a fast-moving brush fire threatening 4 structures. Defensive operations were set up to protect the structures while specialized Brush Trucks attacked the fire. The Florida Forest Service plowed fire lines to contain the fire, and the fire was fully contained without damage to any structures.
Although we have received recent rains, the wooded areas of Alachua County remain relatively dry. Windy conditions will quickly spread outside fires, which can grow into uncontrolled wildfires threatening property and lives quickly. Never leave outdoor fires unattended and be sure to follow outdoor burning regulations.