Published: Aug 09, 2013 10:11 AM EDT

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A man is recovering at a hospital after fire ripped through his mobile home in Brooksville.
The fire was reported Thursday evening.
Hernando County Fire Rescue District Chief Patrick Taylor says the home was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived.
The Tampa Bay Times ( ) reports the man initially refused medical treatment. His burns were bad enough that an ambulance took him to a Brooksville hospital. He was later flown to Tampa General Hospital.
Officials say the man's four birds escaped the fire.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.),

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