Villages firefighters tackle burning SUV under mobile home carport in Wildwood

Multiple crews from The Villages Public Safety Department battled a vehicle fire in Wildwood on Monday afternoon.

Multiple crews from The Villages Public Safety Department battled a blaze Monday in the engine compartment of a small SUV that was parked under a carport at a residence in the Rail’s End Mobile Park in Wildwood. Photo by Sheldon Levi
Flames destroyed the engine compartment of a small SUV that was parked under a carport in the Rail’s End Mobile Home Park in Wildwood on Monday afternoon. Photo by Sheldon Levi

The initial call was for a structure fire at a residence in the Rail’s End Mobile Home Park, located at 7246 E State Road 44. But when firefighters arrived, they discovered a small SUV parked under a mobile home carport with flames and smoke coming from the engine compartment, a report says.

Crews from Engine 47, Engine 44, Ladder 45, Squad 51, Attack 45 and a battalion chief responded to the blaze. They were able to quickly extinguish the flames and prevent any further damage, the report says, adding that no injuries were reported.

Villages firefighters from Engine 47 were among the first to arrive at a vehicle fire in the Rail’s End Mobile Home Park on Monday. Photo by Sheldon Levi