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Tampa, FL - Nearly 40 people are forced out of their homes after a fire broke out at their apartment complex.

Just before midnight, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue was called to the Cypress lake Apartments on waters avenue in Tampa.

Crews found smoke and flames coming from the third floor of building 5 in the complex.

Fortunately, they were able to contain and put the fire out without injuries. But, twelve apartments were damaged.

The cause is still under investigation.

The American Red cross has already set up a shelter just a few miles away at First Baptist Church of Town and Country on Jackson Springs Road.

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