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Resident rescued from Linton Oaks fire

Press release from Alachua County Fire Rescue

At 8:24 a.m. this morning, Alachua County Fire Rescue and units from Gainesville Fire Rescue responded to a reported structure fire in the Linton Oaks area. The resident was reported to be trapped inside and unable to get out. Crews made entry upon arrival; they found heavy smoke conditions but were able to quickly locate and remove a victim from the structure. The fire was confined to the bedroom area, and the victim was transported to UF Health Shands. The incident is being investigated by the State Fire Marshal’s office.