Several people were without housing after a fire Thursday night at an apartment complex northwest of the University of South Florida damaged several units.
Hillsborough County Fire Rescue responded to the blaze at 1716 E 143rd Ave. around 8:45 p.m. Thursday and had it under control within an hour.
No injuries were reported, but nine people, including three children, were displaced, Fire Rescue said. Two apartments in the complex were completely damaged by the fire and two others had smoke and water damage. The cause of the fire was still under investigation Thursday night.