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Fire damages home near Plant City

PLANT CITY — A two-alarm fire Sunday afternoon heavily damaged the roof of a rural home in the Turkey Creek area, according to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue.

The fire was reported at 1:05 p.m. in the 2000 block of Jerri Lynn Court, near Trapnell Elementary School and southeast of the intersection of W Trapnell and Mud Lake roads. The first responders arrived at 1:16 p.m.

"When they got there, the flames were going through the roof," fire rescue battalion chief Steven Diamond said.

Fire rescue responded with 17 pieces of equipment, including tanker trucks, and several dozen firefighters. The fire was declared under control at 2:02 p.m.

No one at the house was hurt. But after the fire, a captain and a firefighter were taken to a local hospital after becoming overcome by the afternoon's heat and humidity, Diamond said. Both were treated and released.

The fire significantly damaged the roof of the home, and water damaged other parts of the house, but there was no estimate available of the value of the loss. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, though Diamond said he had not heard anything to indicate that it was thought to be suspicious.

Fire damages home near Plant City 08/08/10 [Last modified: Sunday, August 8, 2010 8:16pm]
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