A pair of classic Oldsmobile cars were damaged when a detached garage behind the carport containing them caught fire.
According to Hernando County Fire and Emergency Services (HCFES) Public Information Officer (PIO) Kenneth Wannen, just before 1 a.m. on Oct. 23, HCFES crews responded to reports of a fire at a residential property on the 8000 block of Pinehurst Drive in Spring Hill.
At the scene, crews found a heavy smoke and flames emanating from a detached garage at the rear of the property. Two plastic sheds containing fuel, paint and solvents that were located behind a carport where two classic Oldsmobile cars were parked were also involved in fire.
Both cars were declared a total loss. Grass, trees and a wooden dock near the residence were all damaged in the incident.
An investigator from the Florida State Fire Marshal’s Office determined that the fire started in or around the plastic sheds behind the carport, but the exact cause of the blaze is still under investigation.