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Fire rescue fights two fires Friday afternoon

Hernando County Fire Rescue responded to two fires Friday afternoon.

The first blaze was reported shortly after 3 p.m. and involved an older frame house at 1554 Broad St. in Masaryktown. Officials say the fire, which caused about $3,000 in damage, was apparently started by an electrical short in the attic.

The second fire broke out about 3:30 p.m. at a residence at 15173 Rester Drive, west of Brooksville.

Fire officials said the blaze was started by sparks from a metal-cutting torch and spread over about 1 1/2 acres, destroying an abandoned singlewide mobile home and recreational vehicle, a van and two storage sheds.

No one was inside the house in Masaryktown or the RV. There were no injuries in either fire.

Fire rescue fights two fires Friday afternoon 02/22/13 [Last modified: Friday, February 22, 2013 7:11pm]
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