Last week, 33 firefighters and 16 trucks battled a fire that consumed a Lake Panasoffkee landmark. The blaze destroyed the 10,000-square-foot home built by S.E. Montgomery in the mid 1980s.
The fire was reported just minutes before 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 5.
“On our arrival, the house was heavily involved in fire and we contacted the state fire marshals office because we do believe it was arson,” said Brad Burris, chief deputy and fire marshal for Sumter County.