TIERRA VERDE — Authorities are investigating a fire that broke out in a third-story condominium Wednesday evening, forcing the evacuation of several residents.
Firefighters were called to The Village at Tierra Verde, 136 First St. E, at about 6:07 p.m. Once they got there, they found a fire in a top-floor unit.
Officials evacuated the building and got the blaze knocked down about 15 minutes later, said Capt. Jim Millican of the Lealman Fire District, which provides service to the island. Several units from neighboring communities, including the St. Pete Beach and St. Petersburg fire departments, responded to help.
The fire did not spread to other condos, and no one was injured.
Milican said that at this point, investigators do not think anyone was inside the condo when the fire started. The cause and a damage estimate had not been determined Wednesday night.
Residents were expected to be back let back into their homes by 8 p.m.