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WALDO ‒ While enroute to a separate incident, Alachua County Fire Rescue Engine 40, which is based in Waldo, noticed a sudden, large column of black smoke rising just north of their location on U.S. Highway 301.

Engine 40 arrived at approximately 4:15 p.m. to find a two-vehicle T-bone style collision at the intersection of U.S. Highway 301 and Northeast County Road 225, just south of the Alachua/Bradford County Line.

Engine 40 simultaneously deployed a hose line as one of the vehicles was fully engulfed in flames, and also treated two patients with serious injuries. Both Patients were transported to the local trauma center. The accident is under investigation by the Florida Highway Patrol.

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