Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Early morning fire destroys home in Spring Hill

SPRING HILL — Fire destroyed a home on Mariner Boulevard early Monday and forced authorities to close the busy road for more than two hours while crews fought the blaze.

A taxi driver passing by called about 5:15 a.m. to report that flames were showing through the roof of the one-story house at 5440 Mariner, said Spring Hill Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Kevin Carroll. Crews arrived to find the home, which is on the east side of Mariner just north of Elgin Boulevard, engulfed in flames.

Firefighters had the blaze under control by 6 a.m., Carroll said. No one was home at the time, and no injuries were reported. The fire also destroyed a car in the garage.

Property records show the house is owned by Ruben Almedia-Diaz. The two-bedroom, two-bath house was built in 1981 and is valued at $37,545.

The cause of fire was still unclear Monday morning, Carroll said. The Fire Marshal's Office was investigating.

Early morning fire destroys home in Spring Hill 07/15/13 [Last modified: Monday, July 15, 2013 1:02pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Coming to Hulu in August: 'Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure,' 'Saw' movies and more


    Hello, binge-worthy new additions to Hulu. Clue, Clueless and five Saw movies? You spoil us, Hulu.

    Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure.
  2. Whitman: Hollywood whitewashing raises questions about Jesus' depiction


    I grew up believing in white Jesus.

    A painting on my grandma's wall depicted a blonde, blue-eyed Christ.

  3. Special sorority seeks ways to help their Green Berets and themselves during St. Leo summit


    ST. LEO — Julie Huynh-Rusk lies down on the floor of a St. Leo University conference room, covered by a blanket and a pink eye-pillow.

    Julie Huynh-Rusk, 31, of Seattle, takes advantage of a meditation session at Saint Leo University on Wednesday as part of the Steel Mags Summer Summit. 
The Steel Mags Sorority was founded to help spouses, daughters, mothers, and sisters of  Green Berets. [ALESSANDRA DA PRA  |   Times]

  4. Watch: Sarasota vlogger goes on viral rant against MTV's 'Siesta Key'


    Looking forward to MTV’s Siesta Key? Well, this Florida native definitely is not.

    Vlogger Louie Carey posted his reaction to MTV's "Siesta Key" in a viral video.
  5. On the Camino de Santiago, Day 23: Of tiny towns, wonderful naps and dreamlike ice cream bars


    Day 23: Murias de Rechivaldo to Foncebadon: 20.8 km, 6 hours. Total for Days 1-23 = 541 km (336 miles)