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Three Pasco County firefighters injured in fighting house fire that took six stations to extinguish

Published Aug. 17, 2014

LAND O'LAKES — Three firefighters suffered minor injuries fighting a blaze that gutted a home Saturday night.

Pasco County firefighters were called to the fire at 4048 Cox Drive in Land O'Lakes at 10:03 p.m., according to Pasco County spokesman Doug Tobin. Crews arrived on the scene 10 minutes later to find a single story home ablaze, with flames coming from the roof and from the rear of the building.

A total of 27 firefighters from six stations were needed to extinguish the fire, which was brought quickly under control. However due to the age and construction of the home, there were many challenges in extinguishing the fire, which ultimately took several hours to fully douse.

Three firefighters received minor injuries and were taken to a local hospital for treatment. Two of the three firefighters have been released with one remaining for additional observation. Authorities did not say whether the home was occupied. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.