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Evening fire destroys Spring Hill home

SPRING HILL —Firefighters arrived at a home on Candlewick Avenue within five minutes of receiving a call shortly before 6 p.m. Monday.

By then, flames licked at the eaves.

"Fire was already blowing out the windows of the house when we got there," said Kevin Carroll, assistant chief for Spring Hill Fire Rescue.

Fire gutted about three-quarters of the house at 157 Candlewick, and the rest suffered heavy smoke damage, Carroll said. No one was home at the time.

Property records show the home is owned by Scott and Tracy Budlove. Scott Budlove, who lives there with his family, arrived after firefighters had the blaze under control, Carroll said.

No one was at the home when a Times reporter visited Tuesday morning. A child's pink scooter stood near the garage, and a plastic tricycle sat near a pleasure boat parked next to the garage. A tire swing hanging from an oak tree in the back yard swayed in the breeze, a few feet away from broken picture frame windows and blackened walls.

Officials suspect the fire started in the living room, Carroll said. The cause is still under investigation, said Deborah Cox, spokeswoman for the state fire marshal's office.

Property records show the home is valued at $62,700. Carroll said the home had apparently been recently renovated. Cox said her agency estimated the damage at $75,000.

Tony Marrero can be reached at (352) 848-1431 or [email protected]

Evening fire destroys Spring Hill home 06/19/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 7:24pm]
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