Submitted by Hernando County Fire & Emergency Services
(Spring Hill, FL) At 1:42 a.m. Hernando County Fire and Emergency Services (HCFES) responded to a residential fire at the 900 block of Cobblestone Dr. HCFES arrived on the scene and found a vehicle and carport on fire extending into the home. Fire crews advanced a hose stream and extinguished the fire within 19 minutes of arrival on the scene.
The fire was completely under control at 2:06 a.m. The fire caused extensive damage to the carport of the home, but the rapid response and extinguishment by the fire department saved the living space of the structure. There was minor drywall damage on the living room wall adjacent to the carport. According to the homeowners, the sound of an explosion woke them up. They discovered the carport on fire, as well as a vehicle that has not been operational for over three years. All occupants escaped the home without injury prior to the arrival of the fire department. The origin of the fire is under investigation by the Florida State Fire Marshall.
HCFES responded with 3 fire engines, 2 ALS medic units, Fire Corps, and 2 Battalion Chiefs for a total of 15 personnel.
HCFES would like to remind the community to change smoke detector batteries twice a year and conduct routine checks of the home for fire hazards.