One juvenile was transported to a local hospital by ambulance in the late afternoon hours Saturday, May 1, according to a Citrus County Fire Rescue news release.
The extent of their injuries was unknown at press time Monday. There were no other injuries to civilians or firefighters. The Florida State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the cause and origin of the fire.
According to the release, CCFR crews were dispatched at 5:36 p.m. Saturday to a report of a structure fire on South Calais Terrace in Homosassa.
Safety Captain 102 arrived on scene first at 5:44 to find a 1,200-square-foot single story residence with light smoke coming from an open front door, the report stated. Citrus County Sheriff’s Office deputies were already on scene applying water to the bedroom, containing the fire.
According to the report, Nature Coast EMS arrived on scene and assumed patient care of the occupants of the home. Primary and secondary searches were conducted with negative results confirming no occupants in the residence.
An active fire was noted in a bedroom and crew members from Engine 23 from Kensington were tasked with fire attack upon their arrival, the report stated. The fire was extinguished quickly, and interior crews noted no further extension throughout the residence. The home was ventilated, and carbon monoxide levels were checked prior to clearing the scene.
Battalion Chief 1 and engines from Kensington and Pine Ridge also responded to the scene for assistance. Crews cleared the scene at 7:09.
The American Red Cross was called and provided with information to assist the occupants.