Early morning fire destroys mobile home in Brooksville, family gets out safely

Posted at 12:27 PM, Dec 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-24 12:53:08-05

 A fire destroy a mobile home on Sun Hill Lane near Brooksville early Saturday morning, leaving a family of three homeless.

Hernando County Fire Rescue responded to a reported structure fire at 6346 Sun Hill Lane about 5 a.m. Saturday.

The family was home at the time. The adult son awoke to the smell of smoke, a Hernando County Fire Rescue report states. The family found the back porch of the mobile home engulfed in flames.

They all got out and called 911. The family did lose a family pet in the fire.

Flames were showing when firefighters arrived. They quickly extinguished the fire, but due to the extensive damage to the structure, the mobile home was a total loss, the report states.

The American Red Cross was contacted to assist the family with shelter and food.

The cause of the fire is unknown at this time but remains under investigation by the State Bureau of Fire and Arson Investigations.