Hernando Co. brush fire burns homes, 110 acres; deemed suspicious

- Hernando County Fire Rescue says the Kingbird fire is 100 percent contained and has been deemed suspicious by officials.

An investigation into the cause is underway after the fire burned 110 acres and a few home suffered damage Friday.

Hernando County Fire Rescue responded to the brush fire in the area Kingbird Rd, a rural residential area of Hernando County.

The fire was reported 50 percent contained at 6 p.m. Friday. By that evening, it was completely under control.

No evacuations were ordered but one family self-evacuated their home.

There are no reports of injuries to civilians or responders.

Crime Stoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of the unknown suspect(s) involved in this case. Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the suspect(s) and who wants to be eligible for a cash reward is asked to call the Hernando County Crime Stoppers at 1-866-990-TIPS (8477), report anonymously online by clicking here or send a mobile tip using the P3 Tips Mobile application, which is a free download for iPhones and Droids. Crime Stoppers must be contacted first in order to be eligible for a cash reward.


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