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Fire destroys Brooksville home; firefighter treated for smoke inhalation

BROOKSVILLE — Fire destroyed a home and killed a resident's dog on Thursday, authorities say.

Firefighters were called to 308 Zoller St. about 7:40 p.m. and arrived a few minutes later to find flames shooting through the roof, said Brooksville Fire Chief Tim Mossgrove.

Crews had the blaze under control within 20 minutes, but a dog died inside and the house is likely a total loss, Mossgrove said.

A firefighter was treated at a local hospital for smoke inhalation and released later Thursday night. The cause of the blaze remained under investigation Friday, but officials suspect a candle sparked it.

Resident Veronica Mumford told investigators she was sitting in front of the house when she noticed smoke coming from a side window.

Property records show the 1,200-square-foot house was built in 1977 and is owned by Homeland Realty of South Florida, Inc.

Fire destroys Brooksville home; firefighter treated for smoke inhalation 06/21/13 [Last modified: Friday, June 21, 2013 8:21pm]
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