Madison County, FL -- May 26, 2012
At approximately 2:05 PM on Saturday, May 26, 2012 Madison 911 Center received a report of a brush fire in the vicinity of 6216 NE Colin Kelly Highway (also known as Highway 145 or the Valdosta Highway). As fire units were being dispatched the call was upgraded to a structure fire and brush fire with one home ablaze and two more in danger. Pinetta Fire Rescue, Cherry Lake Fire/Rescue, Madison Fire/Rescue and the Florida Division of Forestry responded to the scene and extingushed the one stucture fire.
More effort was needed to save the other two homes and prevent the quickly moving grass fire from reaching the Methodist Center just south of the homes. No home owners were present as fire units did their initial attack. But two of the residents arrived while firefighters were still trying to control the blaze. Fire units were supported by personnel from the Madison County Emergency Medical Services and the Madison County Sheriff's Office. The origin of the fire was unknown and the State Fire Marshall's Office has been called to the scene.