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Attic fire displaces two adults, six children from St. Pete home

ST. PETERSBURG — An family of eight people were displaced from their home Monday after a fire started in their attic.

No one was home at 1782 19th St. S when fire trucks arrived at 2: 44 p.m., officials with St. Petersburg Fire Rescue said.

Smoke was pouring from the roof gables of the one-story, concrete-block house. Firefighters had to break in to the house to put out the blaze.

Damage was estimated at $20,000. Fire officials did not release a cause of the fire.

The American Red Cross was summoned to help the family of two adults and six children.

Attic fire displaces two adults, six children from St. Pete home 01/31/11 [Last modified: Monday, January 31, 2011 8:56pm]

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