Firefighters battle fire at Market of Marion flea market

Belleview, Florida — Marion County Fire Rescue crews Monday night were fighting a massive fire at the Market of Marion flea market, located at 12888 Southeast U.S. 441.

MCFR Public Information Officer James P. Lucas said that 17 units and 53 firefighters responded to the fire.

According to Lucas, approximately 30,000 gallons of water were used to extinguish the fire.

The fire damaged building C. Approximately 9600 square feet of the building was destroyed.

The owner estimated property loss at approximately $300k.

The State Fire Marshal said it is too early in the investigation to determine how the fire started.

Firefighters arrived on the scene at 7:12 p.m. and had the blaze under control by 8:19 p.m.

The investigation is ongoing.