Saturday, June 23, 2018
Public safety

Apartment fire displaces family of four in Tampa Palms

TAMPA — Fire damaged an apartment, displacing a family of four Wednesday at a Tampa Palms apartment complex.

A security officer at the Promenade at Tampa Palms called 911 at about 9:30 a.m. to report smoke and flames coming from one of the buildings, Tampa Fire Rescue officials said.

When fire crews arrived, they found a third-floor balcony and part of the roof of one building engulfed in flames. A second band of firefighting units was called to help fight the blaze. The fire was under control by about 10:30 a.m., officials said.

Two adults and two children who lived in the apartment where the fire started were displaced, officials said. The American Red Cross was assisting them with temporary shelter.

There were no injuries and the cause is under investigation.

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