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Off-Duty Fire Rescue Captain Saves Neighbor’s Home from Total Destruction

SPRING HILL – Having a fireman as a neighbor came is handy for a Spring Hill family today, after an off-duty Fire Captain spotted smoke coming from his neighbor’s garage.

According to officials, just before 1:00 p.m. today, Fire Rescue responded to 220 Glenlock Lane to reports of a structure fire. While Fire Rescue was en route, the Captain whose identity has not been revealed, searched the home for occupants, rescued three dogs, and began spraying the fire with a garden hose.

Due to his swift actions, the fire was contained to the garage and did not damage the home.

Upon further investigation, it was determined that the smoke alarms did not activate inside the home even though the house did fill with smoke.

The State Fire Marshal is currently investigating the cause of the fire.

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  • WOW TIFFANY , DO YOU EVEN KNOW SOMEONE THAT IS AUTISTIC well if you did you wouldn’t have posted that,there is definetly something wrong with you, You need to apologize to every parent that has an autistic child and the fire fighters and ems,shame on you!

    Saturday, 3 October 2015, 8:11 pm
  • To all you excuse makers. Hope your kids n grandchildren are autistic. Thats the new excuse for lazy doofs

    Friday, 2 October 2015, 8:23 pm
  • Hey Tiffany since you are so concerned bout where they shop instead of the actual story here let me enlighten your stupid a** I was a firefighter for six years in this county all the guys pool there money together and compose a list of what they can afford to buy and anyone that wants to play the overpaid card will let you in on a little hint we put in 10-12 each for whole day I urge you to try that see how much you can buy for a entire day on that…..

    Friday, 2 October 2015, 12:22 am
  • Tiffiny what does it matter where they buy their food? Its their money. I love how a positive story about firefighters has turned into “I saw a firetruck at publix, SOMETHING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT!!!” Probably people who don’t even have jobs or pay taxes….and can’t spell tiffany.

    Thursday, 1 October 2015, 10:35 pm
  • Shopping at publix on the taxpayers dime. They must be overpaid. Go to save a lot.

    Thursday, 1 October 2015, 4:27 pm
    • tiffiny – That is not only a stupid comment, it is also an IGNORANT comment!!!
      You and lil louie deserve each other!!!

      Thursday, 1 October 2015, 6:12 pm
    • ya they can afford to shop at publix because they have a job Tiffany, you low lifes on welfare food stamps and unemployment have to go shop at save a lot!

      Thursday, 1 October 2015, 9:30 pm
  • Firefighters are a special breed of human being. They should always be commended for the constant life threatening job they do. Lil louie, did you always want to be a “fire man” but couldn’t climb that ladder? Stop being a jealous jerk and leave the big boys to do their very important job…

    Thursday, 1 October 2015, 9:23 am
  • great firemen were at my home on springhill dr n waterfall aug 13… lost my home an pups but in 3 minutes they were there ty fire nen xo

    Thursday, 1 October 2015, 7:26 am
  • THANK YOU FIRE FIGHTers AND EMS, YOU SAVE LIVES EVERYDAY,WE APPRECIATE ALL OF YOU!!! LOUIE THERE IS ALWAYS ONE JACK A** IN EVER GROUP.. you are the one!!!

    Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 10:14 pm
  • Hey Louie, go shoot yourself…so the coroner will have something to do!

    Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 9:51 pm
  • Thank you unnamed fire captain and thank you to all the others that responded you guys have a hard job.

    Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 9:46 pm
  • Great job on the quick response to all involved. I know theses people personally and am just glad everyone including the pups are all safe.

    Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 9:44 pm
  • Retired Ohio firefighter. This guy will be the one who calls 911 five times a week to help get him off the floor when he is stuck between the toilet and the tub. Jerks like this always need the service sooner or later and I am glad we have a class 2 fire department and also ems service in spring hill! People like this always filled my heart with warmth when I worked knowing I would give my life to save his.

    Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 9:13 pm
  • Lil louie, that’s funny because god forbid something happens to you . They’ll be there saving your life

    Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 9:05 pm
  • Well be glad Mr. Fireman was at home and not the one with firefighter tags and IAFF stickers driving down County Line Rd in the little red BMW at 6ish today…That was a accident waiting to happen….. The drive scared the beejeesus out of me and I was following…I can only imagine how the lady felt infront….

    Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 9:00 pm
  • Lil Louie your ignorance is sickening it’s sad when firefighters can’t even go get items they need while on shift because people like you harrass them about it

    Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 8:33 pm
  • Louie your an A**… Just saying

    Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 8:30 pm
  • Some people are such jerks. What would you have done lil Louie, run the other way. Great job responding in 3 minutes and an off duty Captain never off duty. This community is blessed to have such dedicated FF’s. Especially when they get comments like lil Louie. The key word is Man in your comment lil, something you are not.

    Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 8:08 pm
  • Lil louie. Firefighters go to publix to get groceries after running a call sometimes. They are in service while in publix and will drop groceries and run to the truck for any emergency. Its the same as being at the station.

    Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 8:07 pm
  • Lil Louie please move out of this county. Your not wanted

    Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 7:59 pm
  • get a life lil louie

    Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 7:48 pm
  • ..a fire man that actually put out a fire. Just luck, could have been sitting at Publix parking lot…just sayin

    Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 7:06 pm
  • Lucky neighbor!
    And quick thinking on the part of off-duty Captain!

    Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 6:02 pm
  • Great job!

    Wednesday, 30 September 2015, 5:59 pm

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