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Fire destroys Floral City mobile home

A Floral City fire on Wednesday morning completely destroyed an approximately 1,500-square-foot mobile home, and the family pet.

No other injuries were reported at the home at 8673 E. Hooker Place, where Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, Division of Fire Rescue responded shortly after 7:30 a.m.

Engine 241 from Floral City arrived on-scene, and found the double-wide mobile home 75 percent involved in fire. An aggressive defensive attack was initiated, and the structure was confirmed unoccupied.


Fire claims Homosassa mobile home

An early morning fire on Wednesday caused extensive damage to a mobile home in Homosassa, and killed the homeowner's dog.

Citrus County Sheriff’s Office Fire Rescue Division responded to the residential structure fire at 6:29 a.m. at 1519 S Lookout Point.

Obituary: Geoffrey Greene, 64, of Lecanto

Geoffrey Greene
Geoffrey N. D. Greene, 64, of Lecanto, FL, passed away January 5, 2014 at his home and went home to be with the Lord.

He was born on January 19, 1949 in Atlanta, GA to F. Marion and Jane (Wall) Greene.

Geoff moved to Citrus County in 1984 from Del Ray Beach, FL.

Fire heavily damages Crystal River mobile home

A fire on Tuesday morning heavily damaged a double-wide mobile home in Crystal River.

No human injuries were reported, but it was discovered that two cats died in the fire.

Firefighters from the Citrus County Sheriff's Office Divison of Fire Rescue were dispatched to the home at 6600 W Avocodo St. at 7:57 a.m., and upon arrival found the home approximately 50 percent involved in flames.


Gov. Scott appoints Cook as property appraiser

Leslie K. “Les” Cook
Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Leslie K. “Les” Cook as Property Appraiser of Citrus County.

Cook, 56, of Homosassa, is the assistant property appraiser for Citrus County and has been with the Property Appraiser’s office since 1980. He fills the vacancy created by the passing of Geoffrey Greene and is appointed for a term beginning Jan. 6, 2014, and ending Nov. 11, 2014.


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