Woman dies in Tampa house fire; 3 officers treated for smoke inhalation

Crews put out the fire Thursday morning at an East Fern Street home.

TAMPA, Fla. – A 57-year-old woman died Thursday morning in a house fire, Tampa Fire Rescue said.

Three Tampa police officers received treatment for smoke inhalation at a Tampa General Hospital after going into the East Fern Street home near North 34th Street.

Another officer received treatment at the scene.

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The four officers found Valerie Fleming dead upon entering the home around 7:30 a.m. Thursday. Crews put out the fire in about 15 minutes.

The fire does not appear suspicious, according to Tampa Fire Rescue.

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