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.