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Tallahassee Fire Department responds to 'large' house fire on Smith Creek Road

14,000 sq. ft. home involved in fire
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Posted at 3:12 PM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 13:11:38-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A Tallahassee home has been completely destroyed after large fire broke out on Smith Creek Road Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Tallahassee Fire Department , on Wednesday at 2:46 p.m. the Consolidated Dispatch Agency received a 911 call reporting a house fire located at 9515 Smith Creek Rd.

Tallahassee Fire Department crews from stations, 14, 4, 8, 3 and 1 arrived at 3:06 p.m. and found an approximately 14,000 sq ft home in flames on the whole.

Located in the middle of 11 acres, the home wasn't easily reached and the area was without fire hydrants.

TFD along with Lake Talquin Volunteers set up a tanker shuttle to draft water from a nearby creek. This ensured units on scene would continue to have the water they needed to battle the blaze.

The occupants were able to escape the home with no injuries and have received assistance from the Red Cross.

Leon County EMS, Leon County Sheriff’s Office, Lake Talquin Volunteers, Talquin Electric, The Red Cross and Florida Forestry assisted on the call.

The fire is currently under investigation by TFD and State fire investigators.


The Tallahassee Fire Department is en route to a large house fire on Smith Creek Road.

Crews are on the scene of a fire in the 9500 block of Smith Creek Road, according to a spokesperson.

TFD says approximately 14,000 sq. ft. of land, which encompasses a house and auxiliary building, is on fire.

Units have a tanker shuttle set up for water supply. No injuries have been reported.

Authorities say 13 units are on scene, including volunteers from station 14. Talquin Electric, Leon County EMS and law enforcement have also responded to the scene.

ABC 27 has a crew at the scene. Stay with us for the latest.