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Fire damages Largo apartments

Firefighters were called to the Century Oaks Luxury Apartments on 14th Street NW early Tuesday.

SCOTT KEELER | Times

Firefighters were called to the Century Oaks Luxury Apartments on 14th Street NW early Tuesday.

LARGO — At least one family was displaced from a unit in Century Oaks Luxury Apartments Tuesday when a fire broke out, officials said.

The fire began around 9 a.m. in the attic of one of the two-story brick apartments at 263 14th St. NW. Flames spread next door.

It took Largo Fire Rescue about half an hour to fully extinguish the flames, largely because they had to take down part of the ceiling and wanted to protect the home from further damage, said Division Chief David Mixson.

"As far as fires go, it wasn't too bad of a fire," he said. "We were more concerned with protecting their belongings and there was minimal water damage because it was confined to the attics."

He said the occupants have been temporarily moved to other units in the complex.

Preliminary information led firefighters to believe the blaze was likely electrical in nature, but they are still investigating to determine the official cause, Mixson said. No one was injured.

Fire damages Largo apartments 05/01/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 5:04pm]
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