Mobile home burns; nobody found inside
Firefighters put out a blaze inside a mobile home Wednesday morning in the Citrus Park area north of Tampa.
Initial reports said that an elderly person was trapped inside the home at 8922 Fox Trail, but multiple searches found no one, fire officials said.
Neighbors called 911 about 11:30 a.m. to report that smoke was billowing from inside the home. Firefighters arrived a short time later. Two teams forced their way inside, one to search, the other to fight the fire.
The first team found flames inside a bedroom and began to extinguish them, authorities said. Multiple searches found no one inside the home. The fire was brought under control within 20 minutes, officials said.
Fire officials were able to contact a family member of the home's sole resident, who confirmed that no one was there, officials said. The resident will stay with family.
The cause of the fire was under investigation.