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Fire damages St. Petersburg home

ST. PETERSBURG — Fire caused major damage Monday morning to a house, workshop and garage northwest of downtown.

No one was injured, and no one was home when the fire broke out at 2424 14th Ave. N, fire officials said. A dog was rescued from the back yard.

First reported about 10 a.m., the fire started in a workshop behind the home, which contained acetylene tanks and engine blocks.

Wind gusts blew the fire onto the nearby house, which sustained significant damage to the attic and back side. The fire also damaged a garage.

"It's going to be bad,'' said Lt. Joel Granata of the St. Petersburg Fire and Rescue. Firefighters had the fire under control about 11 a.m.

At one point, a power line fell onto a metal fence on the property, electrically charging the fence.

The cause of the fire was still under investigation.

Fire damages St. Petersburg home 02/28/11 [Last modified: Monday, February 28, 2011 2:56pm]
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