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Firefighter taken to hospital with minor injury after Tampa fire

TAMPA -- A firefighter was taken to Tampa General Hospital with a minor unspecified injury after crews extinguished a blaze that damaged a central Tampa home, authorities said.

Tampa Fire Rescue responded to 7001 N Oregon Ave. just after 6:30 p.m. and found flames and heavy smoke coming from the home. The fire was under control by 6:50 p.m., Fire Rescue said. No residents were injured. Damage to the home and contents is estimated at $15,000.

Officials believe the fire was started by the failure of an electrical strip that several items plugged into it underneath a computer desk. Authorities said weather may have contributed, and that witnesses reported lightning strikes nearby just before the fire started.

Firefighter taken to hospital with minor injury after Tampa fire 05/29/14 [Last modified: Thursday, May 29, 2014 10:42pm]

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