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Early-morning fire destroys home of vacationing family in Town 'N Country

TAMPA — A fire destroyed a Town 'N Country home Thursday morning.

When firefighters with Hillsborough Fire Rescue first arrived at 9002 N River Road, they found the 2,000 square-foot structure already engulfed in flames.

Crews determined they could not enter safely, fire officials said. It took about 45 minutes to get the blaze under control.

Fire officials say the homeowners are away on vacation. The family's two cats are missing.

Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fire, fire rescue spokesman Corey Dierdorff said, but the home appears to be a total loss.

Early-morning fire destroys home of vacationing family in Town 'N Country 06/15/17 [Last modified: Thursday, June 15, 2017 9:37am]
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