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Fire Rescue Pulls Two from Immediate Danger in Mulberry

Published on Jan 20, 2021

Bartow, Fla. (January 20, 2021) – Polk County Fire Rescue responded to a structure fire on Highway 60 in Mulberry early Wednesday morning, saving two individuals and a pet from immediate danger.

At 6:14 a.m. Fire Rescue crews were dispatched to a structure fire on the westbound side of Highway 60 between Bailey Road and Coronet Road. Upon arrival on scene, crews found an recreational vehicle and a pair of tractor trailers fully engulfed with a second, adjacent RV in immediate danger of being engulfed.

With flames rolling over and around the front of the second RV, members of the first arriving Polk County Fire Rescue crew made entry and pulled two individuals and a dog from the structure. At this time crews had also begun to fight the blaze achieving a knockdown on the fire shortly thereafter.

A single lane of Highway 60 westbound, was shut down for fire operations and overhaul. The two individuals were checked on-scene and there were no reported injuries. Red Cross services were offered to the two occupants. The incident is believed to have been caused by an unattended fire, which was in close vicinity to the structures.