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Firefighters battle early morning blaze in East Tampa

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Firefighters battled a blaze early Monday that gutted an East Tampa home. The fire broke out just after midnight at 1310 29th Ave., officials said. When Tampa Fire Rescue crews arrived, heavy smoke billowed into the adjacent street from the roof of the home. Firefighters began to fight the flames inside the home, but soon backed out as the roof began to collapse, authorities said. They continued to attack the blaze from outside. The fire was brought under control in about 45 minutes. No one was injured in the blaze, but the home was heavily damaged, officials said. An investigation determined that the fire was the result of an electrical problem in the home's attic.

Firefighters battle early morning blaze in East Tampa 11/25/13 [Last modified: Monday, November 25, 2013 7:08pm]
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