Wakulla County Fire and Emergency Medical Services Release: WCFR and WCEMS respond to report of a house fire
Medart, Florida – Wakulla County Fire Rescue and Wakulla EMS responded to a report of a house fire in the Medart section of Wakulla County next door to 3580 Coastal Highway (US 98) at 8:25 P.M.
Wakulla County Fire and EMS units were dispatched to the report of a house fire at 8:25 P.M. An off duty FDLE office discovered the fire and reported it to the WCSO 9-1-1 center. The vacant double wide was located several hundred feet north of the highway in a densely wooded area. Apparently the home had not been occupied in over a year. There was no electricity in the residence.
Wakulla firefighters arrived to find the structure fully engulfed in flames. Unit encountered some difficulty gaining access to the home due to a locked gate and an overgrown driveway. Volunteers from six stations responded to assist with firefighting and shuttling water to the scene.
Firefighters were able to bring the fire under control within twenty minutes but not before the residence was totally destroyed. Water had to be transported to the scene by fire department tankers. Units from six different volunteer stations responded along with the on duty career crew and Wakulla County EMS.
WCSO had an investigator and deputy on the scene as well as a law enforcement officer from the State Fire Marshall’s office to determine the cause.
There were no injuries.