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Administration building at popular Boy Scout Camp destroyed in fire

Posted at 6:00 PM, Dec 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-06 03:18:13-05

SPRING HILL, Fla. — A fire destroyed an entire building at the Sand Hill Scout Reservation, a popular boy scout camp, but property managers say it's lucky the fire was spotted when it was. 

"We’re thankful that nobody was at the camp and nobody got hurt," said Frank Marion, the Greater Tampa Bay Area Property Manager for Boy Scouts of America. 

Just before 8 a.m. on Wednesday, deputies who were practicing at a gun range on the scout reservation noticed smoke coming from a building in the distance.

"We’re thankful that they were out here doing their training and were able to spot the fire," said Marion. 

It was an administration building on the 12,000-acre property.

The building was vacant during the fire and investigators are still trying to figure out how the fire started. Boy Scout organizers are glad it was only the building they lost and not much more.

"We’re thankful the fire didn’t spread any further than it did and take more of the camp," said Marion.

The cause is still under investigation.