HCFES Hernando

Outdoor Burn Pile Damages Home And Complete Loss Of Three Vehicles

HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. – At 1:25 p.m. Hernando County Fire and Emergency Services (HCFES) responded to a residential fire at the 34000 block of Park Square PL. 

HCFES arrived on scene and three vehicles on fire with flames extending into the carport attached to the home.  Fire crews advanced a hose stream and extinguished the fire within 10 minutes of arrival on scene.

The fire was completely under control at 1:41 p.m. The fire caused damage to the exterior of the home, but the rapid response and extinguishment by the fire department kept the fire from extending into the home. 

SOURCE: HCFES

The origin of the fire was caused by an outside burn barrel.  The burning debris from the barrel escaped and quickly spread along the ground, the vehicles, and eventually the structure. There were no injuries to the occupants.

HCFES responded with 3 fire engines, 2 water tender, 3 ALS medic units, Fire Corps, and 2 Battalion Chiefs for a total of 17 personnel.

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