Saturday, December 16, 2017
News Roundup

Two adults escape from burning house in Carrollwood

CARROLLWOOD — Two adults escaped a house fire uninjured early Sunday morning, authorities said.

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue responded to the fire at 13528 Lake Magdalene Drive at 4:05 a.m. A raging fire consumed the single-family home, but the two adult occupants escaped the house without injury, officials said.

Investigators were working to determine the cause of the fire.

Woman found dead in swimming pool

APOLLO BEACH — Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office deputies are investigating the death of a woman who was found in a residential swimming pool.

Gale Tucker, 67, of Apollo Beach was discovered by a family member about 11 a.m. Sunday morning. She was facedown in the pool.

Her husband told deputies that his wife was not in bed when he woke up in the morning, and he had assumed that she had gone for a walk. When she didn't return, the family searched for her.

No foul play is suspected in the woman's death, but the Sheriff's Office said the medical examiner will look into whether pre-existing medical conditions played a role in her death.

CORRECTION: This story has been updated to report that Hillsborough County Fire Rescue responded to a report of a fire at 13528 Lake Magdalene Drive; earlier versions included an incorrect address provided by fire rescue officials.

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