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County charges Sheriff's Office with lack of transparency during audit

BOCC SealThe Citrus County Commission on Monday put the Citrus County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) in its political cross-hairs, blasting the Sheriff's Office for not being transparent during a recent audit examining transactions pertaining to the Sheriff's Office and its stewardship of fire services.

Mobile home burns in Hernando

Firefighters logoNo injuries were reported during a mobile home fire on Monday in Hernando.
 
Citrus Sheriff Fire Rescue on Friday was dispatched to the structure fire at 7139 N. Nature Trail, where they found a single-wide mobile home with fire and smoke showing.
 
The structure was fully involved with fire. 
 
A defensive attack was initiated after home was confirmed unocupied.
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Smoke alarms awaken Dunnellon resident just in time

Smoke DetectorWorking smoke alarms are credited with helping a Dunnellon resicent and her dog escape injury early Monday morning after a fire broke out in their home.
 
No injuries were reported.
 
Firefighters on Monday were called to the scene of a residential home fire at 2:59 a.m. at 4171 West Ranchetta St.
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Separate fires damage two mobile homes

Two separate fires, one on July 4 and another on Wednesday, heavily damaged two mobile homes.
 
No injuries were reported in either fire.
 
On July 4, firefighters were called out to 6328 S Applebud Terrace in Lecanto.

Goodworth announces retirement from fire service

Citrus Sheriff Fire Rescue Fire Chief and Public Safety Bureau Chief Jim Goodworth
Citrus Sheriff Fire Rescue Fire Chief and Public Safety Bureau Chief Jim Goodworth on Wednesday announced his intent to retire, effective Aug. 4, 2017.
 
Goodworth has been in the public safety arena for more than 34 years.
 
"It is with much consideration and a heavy heart that I am submitting my intent to retire," Goodworth's resignation letter said. "I love my job and I love the family I work with. That family was extended on Oct. 1, 2011, as Fire Rescue joined the Citrus County Sheriff's office.
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