Burning wood from a remodeling project led to a two-alarm fire that damaged two structures in Ybor City on Saturday, Tampa Fire Rescue reported.
Crews were called about 3:08 p.m. to 4012 N. 31st St. by a call of a structure fire. Once there, they found a single story brick residence with heavy smoke and flames coming out of it. They also found the fire a second structure, which was being remodeled, on the property, so they called for a second alarm.
Crews were able to keep the fire from spreading to a third home.
Investigators said the blaze was caused by an open fire of wood pulled from the second structure during a remodeling project. The wood had been placed in a pile between the two homes, and the fire had spread on the ground.
There were no injuries. The American Red Cross is giving assistance to the home's residents, a family of one adult and six children, ranging in age from 4 months to 17-years-old.
Fire rescue officials want to remind residents that open burning in the city is prohibited.
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