Brooksville Fire Dog Saves Owner

Family Dog Wakes Owner To House Fire in Brooksville Monday

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. – At 4:25 a.m. on Monday, Hernando County Fire and Emergency Services (HCFES) and Brooksville Fire Department (BFD) responded to a residential fire at the 6000 block of California St.  HCFES arrived on scene and found heavy smoke and fire from the single wide manufactured home. Fire crews advanced multiple hose streams and extinguishing the fire.

The owner’s dog woke the man up, allowing him and his dog to escape the fire without injury.  According to the owner, he had a fire in the fireplace.  

He believes a log rolled out of the fireplace igniting the floor of the structure.  There were no working smoke detectors in the home.

SOURCE: HCFES

The fire was completely under control at 5:15 a.m. The fire caused severe damage to the home resulting in a total loss.  The origin and cause had been investigated by fire crews on the scene and found to be consistent with the owner’s statement.  On scene, crews consulted with the Florida State Fire Marshall’s Office.

HCFES responded with 2 fire engines, 1 fire engine from BFD, 2 ALS medic units, 1 Ladder Truck, 1 Tender, and 2 Battalion Chiefs for a total of 17 personnel.

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