71-year-old woman rescued from burning home after explosion in Brooksville

Hernando County

Good Samaritans rescued a woman from a burning home on Thursday morning after it reportedly exploded and caught fire, officials said.

At about 6 a.m., the Brooksville Fire Department responded to reports of an explosion at a home in the Clover Leaf Forest RV Park.

Officials said a 71-year-old woman was inside when the blast happened and sustained serious burns.

Neighbors ran to the trailer and helped the woman to safety, then she was airlifted to Tampa General Hospital. Her current condition is unknown. 

Officials said a dog was also removed from the trailer and was later taken to an area veterinarian.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. 

No other information was provided.

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