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Residential Fire results in total loss

By DAVID BURNS, Senior Correspondent | September 20, 2021 | FLORIDA

Story No. 092021102

(Brooksville, FL) At 1:27 a.m. Hernando County Fire and Emergency Services
(HCFES) responded to a reported residential fire in the 16000 block of
Pointview Rd. The call came in by the owner who reported a fire coming from an
electrical outlet in the front bedroom. When the two occupants exited the
home, they advised dispatch that they saw flames through the roof. The first
engine arrived within 9 minutes and reported heavy fire from all sides of the
house. The crew advanced a hose stream and brought the fire under control
within 39 minutes.

The fire resulted in heavy damage to the interior of the home resulting in a
total loss. The Florida State Fire Marshall was notified, and Red Cross
assistance was provided to the occupants.

HCFES responded with 3 fire engines, 1 Ladder Truck, 2 ALS medic units, 2
Battalion Chiefs, and Fire Corps, for a total of 18 personnel.

HCFES would like to remind the community that smoke detectors save lives by
alerting occupants and it is important to change the batteries twice a year.

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.