Man, 55, dies Sunday in Brooksville house fire

The fire occurred at 821 Twigg St.
Firefighters found one man had died when they responded to a house fire Sunday at 821 Twigg St. [Hernando County Fire Rescue]
Firefighters found one man had died when they responded to a house fire Sunday at 821 Twigg St. [Hernando County Fire Rescue]
Published August 13
Updated August 13

BROOKSVILLE — The State Fire Marshall and Hernando County Sheriff's Office are investigating the cause of a house fire that took a 55-year-old man's life on Sunday.

Hernando County Fire Rescue and the Brooksville Fire Department responded at about 7:15 p.m. to a house fire at 821 Twigg St., according to the fire rescue. Amos Dorvil was found dead inside the house.

Neighbors had initially reported smoke and flames from the single-story home, authorities said. The city fire department arrived within five minutes.

One city firefighter suffered a heat-exhaustion related injury and was taken to the Bayfront Brooksville Hospital for evaluation, authorities said.

Contact Paige Fry at pfry@tampabay.com. Follow @paigexfry.

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