(Brooksville, FL) At 4:12 a.m. Hernando County Fire and Emergency Services (HCFES) responded to a reported commercial fire in the 15,000 block of Spring Hill Dr. The call came from a passerby who reported a fire in an awning/entryway of the mechanic shop.
HCFES arrived within 8 minutes and reported a fire from the single-story commercial building awning. The crews advanced a hose stream and extinguished the fire within 7 minutes. The fire was deemed under control at 4:31 a.m.
Occupants of the business and building owner was notified via cell phone.
HCFES responded with 4 fire engines, 3 ALS medic units, 1 Air Truck, and 2 Battalion Chiefs, for a total of 40 personnel.
HCFES would like to remind the community that smoke detectors save lives by alerting occupants and it is important to change the batteries twice a year.