SPRING HILL, Fla. – At 9:34 a.m. on Wednesday, Hernando County Fire and Emergency Services (HCFES) responded to a reported structure fire in 7,000 block of Landmark Dr.
The call came from a family member who arrived at the house and saw the house full of smoke. Officials say the caller advised her elderly brother was still inside the home.
HCFES arrived within 6 minutes and reported smoke in the home. The crews advanced a hose stream and extinguished a small smoldering fire in the garage.
The victim was located by firefighters in a bedroom within a minute of arrival on the scene. He was transported for mild smoke inhalation in stable condition.
The fire was under control at 9:50 am.
The State Fire Marshall’s Office was called to investigate the fire cause. The fire origin was determined as a box of contents in the middle of the garage.
HCFES responded with 3 fire engines, 1 Ladder, 2 ALS medic units, 1 Air Truck, 2 Battalion Chiefs, 1 Administrative Chief, and Fire Corps, for a total of 20 personnel.