Fire destroys mobile home

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Eryn Worthington

Staff Writer


INVERNESS - A fire destroyed an Inverness mobile home early Wednesday, according to Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Fire Rescue Division.

The incident report states firefighters responded at 6:47 a.m. to 1111 N. Beach Park Dr. in reference to a call about a residential fire.

When crews arrived, they reportedly found the 1,000-square-foot mobile home completely involved in fire. Because of the extensive fire conditions, fire units from the Inverness fire station set up a defensive-fire operation. Water was provided via tanker shuttles.

Other units responding to the fire included Kensington Station No. 23 from Lecanto, Floral City Station No. 24, Beverly Hills Station No. 13 and Pine Ridge Station No. 20.

Nature Coast EMS, CCSO deputies, Rehabilitation Unit and Mobile Air Unit also responded for additional support. All fire units completed the assignment in two and a half hours.

Muriel Swilley advised firefighters she was the owner and resident of the mobile home. No injuries were reported

Damages were estimated at $55,000 for the structure and $27,500 for the contents. The power company disconnected power to the property.

The State Fire Marshal is investigating the scene.

Chronicle reporter Eryn Worthington can be contacted at 352-563-5660, ext. 1334, or eworthington@chronicleonline.com.