House in Hawthorne Catches on Fire
HAWTHORNE, Fla. -- Alachua County Firefighters are looking into what caused an abandoned house in Hawthorne to catch fire this afternoon.
ACFR along with Windsor and Cross Creek Volunteer Fire Department and some firefighter trainees all helped in putting the fire out.
The 2,000 square foot structure has been around for about 50 years, according to firefighters.
More than 20,000 gallons of water had to be used to put the fire out.
"It was fully involved when our first unit got here and we immediately started suppression efforts and they finally got it well under control and almost extinguish," said Lieutenant Ward Batton, of Alachua County Fire Rescue.
911 calls indicated the house exploded in flames.
The county fire marshal will determine just what caused the fire.
Fortunately no one was injured.
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