Photos: Fire crews respond to laundry room fire in Hawthorne home

Press release from Alachua County Fire Rescue

HAWTHORNE, Fla. – At 3:19 p.m. this afternoon, units from Alachua County Fire Rescue, along with units from Windsor and Melrose Fire Departments, were dispatched to a report of a residential building fire on SE 218th Street in Hawthorne.

Crews from Station 62 in Hawthorne arrived less than six minutes after being dispatched and found smoke and flames coming from the laundry room. They made an immediate attack and had the fire out within a couple of minutes.

Thanks to a closed door between the laundry room and the rest of the house, the fire did not spread to any other rooms in the house, and crews were able to extinguish it before it spread up into the attic. All of the occupants and pets escaped without harm. The cause of the fire is under investigation. ACFR would like to remind everyone to make sure they have working smoke detectors and to keep interior doors closed when not in use.