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Fire at New Tampa apartment complex displaces residents, dog

TAMPA — Fire displaced occupants of two apartments Monday afternoon, but all four residents and a dog escaped injury.

The fire broke out after 12:30 p.m. in a garage at an apartment complex at 18002 Richmond Place Drive in New Tampa. It was later traced to a malfunctioning electrical appliance, Tampa Fire Rescue reported.

The fire damaged an adjacent ground-floor apartment and one above the garage, the agency said.

A married couple from one unit and two roommates and their dog from another were working with the American Red Cross and the apartment complex to find new apartments.

Fire at New Tampa apartment complex displaces residents, dog 02/11/13 [Last modified: Monday, February 11, 2013 11:02pm]
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