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Fire in Hillsborough
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:58 AM
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According to The Villages on-line news, a patio villa in Hillsborough was totally engulfed in flames overnight. The fire occured at 2:00am Wed. The house and car in the garage were a total loss, as well as damage to siding of the house next door. The patio villa was occupied by renters, who escaped unharmed. The cause of the fire is thought to be electrical.

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Old 01-15-2014, 11:04 AM
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Fire was on Viscaya, about the 4th or 5th house in on the right side.
Hubby saw it and said there was a car and two golf carts in the garage which were totally destroyed. Said by the looks of it, the fire may have started in the garage.
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:07 AM
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I am guessing an electric golf cart. I feel so bad for the owners and grateful that the renters escaped unharmed.


Thank you for telling us Jan.
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:54 AM
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We live in Hillsborough and went to see the house this morning. We can only thank God that no one was injured. The house, car, and two golf carts are a total loss. The house next door also had their siding melt. It does appear that the fire started in the garage. The wall between the garage and kitchen in totally blown out. Our thoughts are with the owners and the renters
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I am guessing an electric golf cart. I feel so bad for the owners and grateful that the renters escaped unharmed.


Thank you for telling us Jan.
I know someone who had a very bad fire in her villa that started in the garage. After investigation, it was blamed on electrical wiring. I saw the totally destroyed breaker panel. A lot of the house fires in TV seem to originate in the garage --- and the electric golf carts are not the cause.
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Old 01-15-2014, 08:37 PM
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Let's not start jumping to conclusions as to a golf cart as the source.
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:38 PM
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Let's not start jumping to conclusions as to a golf cart as the source.
Agree, it doesn't do any good to guess as to what the cause was, that is in the hands of the Fire Inspectors to determine. No sense getting folks worked up about faulty wiring or golf carts. Very sad for the owners and renters, they both lost property.
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I am guessing an electric golf cart. I feel so bad for the owners and grateful that the renters escaped unharmed.


Thank you for telling us Jan.
this is how rumors get started - people forget you said "i am guessing"
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so why so many fires in the garages? Why so many fires starting in garages with electric golf cart? Maybe these houses are not properly wired for charging electric carts?
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so why so many fires in the garages? Why so many fires starting in garages with electric golf cart? Maybe these houses are not properly wired for charging electric carts?


Golf Cart Fire


Hadley House Fire - video


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Remember, I said I was guessing about it being an electric cart. We have one electric cart and one gas cart.
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