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.