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Dunnellon Fire Rescue Chief Troy Slattery speaks with a counterpart from Marion County Fire Rescue on Tuesday at the scene of a house fire at 20880 W. Pennsylvania Ave.
Couple escapes house fire

Jerry Marie Carter got her husband, Michael Wayne, to safety Tuesday night as they escaped their home while neighbors frantically called 911, as fire and smoke poured from a bedroom window.

Within three minutes, Dunnellon Fire Rescue was on scene of their home at 20880 W. Pennsylvania Ave., as Rainbow Springs Engine No. 22 and Rescue No. 22 arrived shortly thereafter with several additional units from Marion County Fire Rescue.

Emergency personnel tended to Michael Wayne before fire crews began their attack on the “room-and-contents” blaze.