Dean pole barn burns; no injuries reported

Firefighters battle a pole barn fire in Inverness belonging to former State Sen. Charlie Dean. PHOTO: Citrus County Sheriff’s Office on April 19, 2017)

Citrus County firefighters on Wednesday evening spent their efforts in battling a fire in a pole barn belonging to former State Sen. Charlie Dean.

No injuries were reported during the fire off East Gulf to Lake Highway (State Road 44) in Inverness, firefighters said.

Fire Rescue was dispatched at approximately 7:30 p.m. Firefighters used four engines, two tankers, squad and mutual aid from Sumter County. The State Fire Marshal has arrived on scene and has now taken over the investigation.

Several pieces of equipment were inside the pole barn, the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office said, including a motor home, three tractors, van and several other pieces of farm equipment.



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