Wednesday, April 25, 2018
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Cause sought for fire that destroyed garage of home north of Weeki Wachee

WEEKI WACHEE — Investigators are looking into the origin of a fire early Wednesday morning that killed two family cats and caused extensive damage to a home in the Enclave of Woodland Waters.

According to Hernando County Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Kevin Carroll, family members inside the residence at 10180 Feather Ridge Drive reported hearing an explosion shortly after midnight and encountered flames upon entering the garage. Firefighters at the scene were able to contain the fire to the garage, which was destroyed.

Although one of the family's cats was revived, two others died, Carroll said. No other injuries were reported. Investigators believe the blaze may have been caused by a faulty battery charger.

County property records show that the home is owned by Michael and Karen Dennehy.

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