Fire severely damages home in Marion County

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MARION OAKS, Fla. (WCJB) -

A Marion County home was severely damaged after a fire broke out Sunday afternoon with the owner and their son inside.

Marion County Fire Rescue responded to the residential fire in Marion Oaks just after 2:00pm.

The resident of the home reported seeing black smoke and hearing popping noises before the ceiling collapsed.

Crews were able to contain the fire within 30 minutes.

The resident and their 3-year-old son were able to escape the home.

The investigation into the cause of the fire is currently ongoing.