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HERNANDO — A home, its contents, two pets and a vehicle were lost to a fire Friday, according to a fire incident report.
Firefighters from Hernando fire station responded at 4:35 a.m. Friday to a structure fire at 4920 E. Parsons Point, according to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Fire Rescue Division.
Upon arrival, firefighters found a manufactured home fully involved with fire.
Due to lack of fire hydrants in the immediate area, other responding units provided water via apparatus shuttles. Units from Inverness, South Kensington Avenue, Pine Ridge, Connell Heights and Citrus Springs arrived on scene to provide additional assistance. Nature Coast EMS and Sheriff’s deputies also arrived to assist.
All fire units completed the assignment in about two hours.
One of the residents received burns while unsuccessfully attempting to rescue two pet dogs. The dogs passed away in the fire and the victim was transported to the hospital. One vehicle at the burned home was damaged.
Electrical service was disconnected to the residence by the local power company. The American Red Cross was requested to provide assistance to the occupants.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Florida State Fire Marshal’s Office.
Chronicle reporter Eryn Worthington can be contacted at 352-563-5660, ext. 1334, or email@example.com.