TEMPLE TERRACE — Authorities have released the name of a woman who died in a fire that destroyed a dozen units in an apartment complex here Sunday.
Fire investigators discovered the body of Tenecia Renee Brannon, 28, in the rubble of one of the units at the Park at Monument Terrace complex on Normandy Place, according to the Temple Terrace Fire Department. Brannon, of Tampa, was visiting a friend's apartment when the fire broke out shortly before 3 a.m.
Firefighters battled the blaze for about two hours. The American Red Cross is providing help to some of the displaced families.
The state Fire Marshal's Office was still working to determine the cause of the fire, said Temple Terrace Fire Chief Ian Kemp.
"Its' going to be difficult because of the extent of the fire and heat of the fire," Kemp said.
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