BROOKSVILLE - A fire that started 2 a.m. Saturday in the back screened-in porch area of the East Hernando Branch Library involved wicker furniture being piled together against a back door, according to Assistant Fire Chief Kevin Carroll.
"That's what makes it suspicious," Carroll said. "The State Fire Marshal is still investigating."
Hernando County Fire Rescue received an emergency call regarding the library fire on 6457 Windmere Rd. in Brooksville, according to a release issued by the county, and Hernando County Sheriff's Office is also investigating the fire.
Carroll said the library sustained no structural damages, but that the majority of damages were from a sprinkler head that went off, causing smoke and water damage.
"I know they had a restoration company out there helping to remove the smoke and water damage," he said.
The library will remain closed until further notice, according to the Hernando County Public Library website.
Community Relations Coordinator Brenda Frazier said there is no additional information at this time.
Adam Brooks, of library administration, could not be reached for comment.
Books may be returned at the Main Branch in Brooksville or they may be renewed by phone at (352) 754-4043 or online at: http://www.hcpl.lib.fl.us/