Hillsborough County, Florida -- A two alarm fire at an apartment complex in Tampa has displaced about 17 people.
Hillsborough County Fire Rescue received the call about a apartment fire on River Vista Lane around 3 a.m. Upon arrival they found heavy flames and upgraded it to a two alarm fire due to the magnitude of the fire and size of the building.
Firefighters quickly deployed their hose lines to attack the fire from every direction while a team of firefighters checked every apartment unit for residents that were sleeping at the time.
A majority of the residents were awaken by either the smell of smoke, the sound of fire or the firefighters forcing the doors during their search. A total of 15-17 people were displaced including four or five children. A total of eight units were damaged.
It took fire rescue crews about an hour to gain control of the fire that started in the attic space of the building. The cause is still under investigation.
There are no reports of injuries to civilians thanks to the quick action of the firefighters by performing a quick evacuation and battling the flames.
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