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Fire damages Largo home

LARGO — A fire ravaged part of a Largo home Tuesday afternoon, but no one was hurt.

Fire crews were called to 935 Stephen Foster Drive just before 3 p.m. Five engines and a ladder truck responded.

The first unit arrived within about five minutes, according to Dave Mixson, fire division chief. Firefighters were able to knock down the fire within about 20 or 30 minutes, he said.

The crews "did a great job of protecting the majority of the house," Mixson said.

The fire apparently began in the carport or garage and spread to the attic, Mixson said. A couple who lived there were out running errands when the fire started. They are unable to stay there because of the heavy smoke damage.

The 2,000-square-foot home, which is valued at $171,000 by the Pinellas County property appraiser, is owned by Robert K. and Marilyn M. Mott. Officials haven't had a chance to access the cost of damages.

Staff writer Jim Damaske contributed to this report

Fire damages Largo home 04/13/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 5:18pm]
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