Firefighters extinguish blaze at Alachua County duplex

Published: Oct. 25, 2021 at 4:48 PM EDT
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Alachua County Fire Rescue firefighters worked quickly to extinguish a large fire at a duplex around 3 PM Monday afternoon.

Firefighters say the fire caused extensive damage to the inside of one unit at Haile Plantation Villas, located in the 5200 block of SW 97th Way.

The Red Cross is assisting two adults and one dog who lived in the unit who were unharmed in the fire.

Firefighters believe it started in the kitchen, and the fire was fortunately contained to two other rooms of the apartment.

Closer to 6 PM, the house started to catch fire again and Alachua County Fire Rescue returned to the scene.

The fire has now been put out and no one was injured.

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