PASCO COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – At least one person was burned in a fire that spread to four homes in Hudson early Monday morning, according to the Pasco County Fire Rescue Department.
The fire broke out in the 6500 block of Driftwood Drive sometime around 6 a.m.
Firefighters arrived to find two homes engulfed in flames. Those homes are a complete loss. Two others were damaged by the flames and intense heat, a department spokesman said.
A host of vehicles was also burned out.
“Basically someone was banging on the door and I was really confused because I didn’t know if it was nighttime or morning yet. I looked out the window and the whole entire house was on fire,” said Hannah Colson, a neighbor.
Colson shot dramatic video on her cell phone. When she peeled back her bedroom curtain, she saw flames shooting across the street.
“It was just like everywhere. I was trying to figure out what was on fire. The whole house. The tree. The houses next to it. Turns out it was both houses,” Colson explained to 8 On Your Side.
Fire investigators worked the scene for hours, looking for any clues that might explain how the fire started.
Corey Dierdorff, a fire department spokesman, said 80 crews were summoned to the three-alarm fire. No firefighters were hurt.
He said one victim was flown to Tampa General Hospital with severe burns. Further information was not immediately available.
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