Tampa fire burns down home, occupants safe

Tampa, Florida -- An overnight fire led to sever fire damage to a Tampa home but luckily all occupants were able to get out safely.

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue units responded to a residential structure fire at 7010 N Hale Ave early Saturday Morning. There were five adults and one child inside the home that were able to exit the home safely prior to fire rescue arrival due to one of the adults being awake and alerting other to the fire.

The home was not protected by smoke alarms.

Upon arrival, HCFR crews reported heavy flames and smoke coming from one of the windows. Firefighters quickly deployed their hose lines, entered the home and extinguished the flames within 20 minutes.

The home sustained severe fire damage and smoke damage. Red Cross was also called to assist the residents with food, shelter and clothing. There are no reports of injuries to civilians or fire rescue personnel. The cause of the fire is under investigation at this time.

Most of residential fire deaths happen at night when people are sleeping. Having a functioning smoke alarms in the home will increase the chances of survival by 50%. If you don't have a smoke alarm contact Hillsborough County Fire Rescue at 813-272-6600 to have one install at their homes via our Project S.A.F.E ( Smoke Alarms for Everyone).


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