WALDO – On Saturday, April 27, at 4:45 p.m., emergency crews from Alachua County Fire Rescue, Melrose Fire Department, and the Windsor Fire Department rushed to the scene of an RV fire on U.S. Highway 301, just south of the City of Waldo.

Emergency Unit 42 arrived to find the RV fully engulfed in flames, with the fire spreading to an adjacent vehicle. Despite the intensity of the blaze, firefighters were able to swiftly bring the situation under control. The occupant made it safely out of the vehicle prior to the arrival of fire crews. 

However, both the RV and the accompanying vehicle were complete losses. The incident led to the closure of the northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 301, causing traffic delays as authorities worked to contain the situation.

Following the extinguishing of the fire, emergency crews undertook a thorough overhaul of the scene to ensure there were no remaining hot spots or hazards. Once deemed safe, the area was turned over to law enforcement for further investigation and traffic control.

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