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Firefighters battle 2-alarm fire at West Shore condo complex

Firefighters were called around 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

TAMPA, Fla. — Firefighters worked for hours to put out a fire at a four-story condominium complex near Tampa International Airport and the International Plaza.

Crews were called around 10:30 a.m. Saturday to respond to the Villa Sonoma Condominiums at International Plaza, located at 4221 West Spruce St.

It was called in as a two-alarm fire, with smoke and flames coming from the building's roof, according to Tampa Fire Rescue.

All residents reportedly have been evacuated from the building, and no one is hurt.

Between four and 12 units were damaged by the fire, ranging from smoke and water damage, fire rescue says. It believes the fire started in the attic area between an interior and an exterior wall, but the cause is not yet known.

The fire eventually was brought under control around 1 p.m.

Ashley Arpin, who lives in the area, said she heard some sort of a crash around 10 a.m., with the power flickering but coming back on right away. It wasn't before long emergency sirens would arrive at the neighborhood, she said.

Law enforcement blocked the road around Manhattan Avenue and Spruce Street as firefighters worked to extinguish the flames.

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