Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Hidden Lake Airport (FA40), New Port Richey, Pasco County, Florida: Early Morning Fire Destroys Home Inside Private Airport Community



NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. -- Everyone was able to safely make it out of their home overnight when their Christmas tree caught fire. 

Firefighters responded around 2:15 a.m. Monday, Dec. 25, to the home on Cessna Drive in the Hidden Lake Estates neighborhood. 

Photos taken by the department show the fire, which started on the first floor of the home, spread to the second floor. Two departments responded to help put out the fire, according to authorities.

The cause of the fire is considered accidental.

Story, video and photo ➤ http://www.wtsp.com

NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. -- A two-story residence in New Port Richey was severely damaged by fire early Monday.

According to the Pasco County Fire Rescue chief, the fire broke out just before 2:00 a.m. at 8927 Cessna Drive. By the time first responders arrived on scene, approximately eight minutes after the call came in, flames were emitting from the second floor of the home.

Two adult residents were inside the home when the blaze broke out but fortunately they escaped without injury. The couple declined assistance from the Red Cross and will be staying with relatives.

“The cause of this fire is one of those things we have talked about in recent weeks, it started inside the Christmas tree,” explained Shawn Whited, a Division Chief with PFR. “Not sure exactly how the fire started, but it started with tree just inside the front door.”

Whited added the flames quickly spread to the second story of the home.

The exact cause of the fire is still under investigation.

Story, video and photos ➤ https://www.abcactionnews.com

NEW PORT RICHEY (PASCO) – Fire destroyed a home inside the Hidden Lakes Subdivision, early Christmas morning, resulting in a two-alarm response from Fire Rescue.

Firefighters responded to 8927 Cessna Drive around 2:00 a.m. this morning, to find the residence fully engulfed in flames.

There are no reports of injuries and the cause of the fire is under investigation.

Most Hidden Lakes residents house small planes on their property and taxi a short distance away to a private runway.

There are no reports of damage to any aircraft at this time.

Story and photos ➤ https://www.rnrfonline.com

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