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Eight families displaced in Tampa building fire

TAMPA — Eight families were displaced by a fire Wednesday morning that heavily damaged a condominium building, according to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue reports.

The blaze was reported about 2:30 a.m. at 7210 N Manhattan Ave. Firefighters from Hillsborough and the Tampa Fire Rescue arrived and extinguished flames in Building 2.

Tampa Electric also turned off the power in nearby buildings, where 32 other apartments were also evacuated.

Emergency management officials and the Red Cross were at the scene Wednesday to assist the displaced families.

Deputies advised drivers that N Manhattan Avenue would remain closed for a few hours between Hamilton Avenue and Broad Street. By 10:30 a.m., the road was reopened.

The cause of the fire remained under investigation.

Eight families displaced in Tampa building fire 05/22/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 3:54pm]
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