Boy Scout Reserve structure fire under investigation
At 7:49 a.m. on December 5, Hernando County Fire Rescue (HCFR) was alerted of and responded to a structure fire located at the Sand Hill Boy Scout Reserve located at 11210 Cortez Boulevard in Spring Hill. Upon arrival, the commercial structure was fully engulfed and partially collapsed. Crews confirmed there were no occupants in the structure, conducted a defensive attack and extinguished the fire. There were no injuries.
HCFR responded with two engines, one truck and two rescues. Special units included two battalion chiefs, two water tenders and one brush truck. Other responding agencies included the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, Florida Forest Service and Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative.
The incident is under investigation by the State Fire Marshal’s Office.