BROOKSVILLE — A man was hospitalized Thursday evening after fire ripped through his mobile home in a neighborhood south of Brooksville.
Firefighters arrived at 18132 Highbury Blvd. about 6:20 p.m. and found the singlewide mobile home engulfed in flames, said Hernando County Fire Rescue District Chief Patrick Taylor. A man who was home at the time initially refused medical treatment but suffered burns serious enough to require hospitalization, Taylor said.
The man, whose name was not immediately available, was taken by ambulance to Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional Airport, then flown by helicopter to Tampa General Hospital, Taylor said. No other injuries were reported. The man's four pet birds escaped unharmed.
Officials were investigating the cause of the fire. Property records show the home is owned by Grady Fowler Sr.