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Several Farm Animals Perish in Barn Fire, Man Injured Attempting to Save Them

BROOKSVILLE – A man is in stable condition at a Tampa Burn Center, after he attempted to rescue livestock from a burning barn earlier this afternoon.  

According to Fire Officials, Fire Rescue responded to 33031 Ranch Road around 3:00 p.m., where they discovered fully engulfed barn.

The occupants of an adjacent mobile home escaped but one of the residents suffered substantial injuries while attempting to save his animals. He was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital in Tampa for treatment, where officials say he is in stable but guarded condition.

Sadly, several farm animals perished in the fire.

Officials say a space heater used to heat the barn is the most likely cause of the fire.

The mobile home suffered minimal exterior damage.

There are no other injuries reported to civilians or firefighters.

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  • That man was my cousin, thank you for all of your prayers.

    Friday, 9 March 2018, 7:43 pm
  • So many blessings and prayers go out to the man that’s a true Hero in my eyes! May those poor animals rest in peace, I pray that they didn’t suffer and hopefully died from the smoke! That breaks my heart! We have been making sure our cats and the feral ones outside don’t freeze to death in this cold we have been getting. And that’s all that those poor people where doing, to make sure those animals don’t freeze their butts off, poor innocent little animals babies! I pray God watched out for them to! I hate seeing or even gearing about animals getting hurt!! That man, wish they would of put his name in this article, definitely a true HERO!! May you a speedy recovery and I hope you are doing good now!! God Bless you sir!!

    Friday, 9 March 2018, 4:36 pm
  • I’m so sorry for those poor animals who didn’t make it out. I hope the gentleman who risked his life to save them does well…you’re my hero sir.

    Thursday, 8 March 2018, 10:03 pm
  • More prayers coming this man’s way and for his remaining and lost animals. A true animal lover that God needs to bless with divine recovery intervention. I also pray for the other person that escaped the trailer with him. I hope they were not displaced from the home by any fire or smoke damage.

    Thursday, 8 March 2018, 9:39 pm
  • OMG, sure hope the owner will be ok. Prayers for the family.

    Thursday, 8 March 2018, 7:57 pm
  • Sending prayers to all involved

    Thursday, 8 March 2018, 7:46 pm
  • Prayers, prayers and more prayers~!!

    Thursday, 8 March 2018, 7:09 pm
  • Poor, innocent animals, may they rest in peace. Prayers for the brave man who tried his best to save them. My heart is broken. :'(

    Thursday, 8 March 2018, 6:52 pm

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