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Fires damage two New Tampa homes and sets some tires aflame

TAMPA — Firefighters responded to two fires in Tampa on Thursday morning.

The first call came in at about 1 a.m., for a New Tampa house that was on fire. Firefighters put out the blaze at the Corey Lake Isles home in about 30 minutes. No one was injured, Tampa Fire Rescue reported.

At 1:08 a.m., firefighters were called to 10509 Martinique Isle Drive in New Tampa. When they arrived, flames were visible near the garage. Homeowner Beatrice Krushner and her three children were in the house when the fire started.

Krushner was still awake, and she smelled smoke. When she opened the laundry room door, she saw a light haze of smoke. She opened the door leading to the garage, and she saw fire near the house's electrical panel.

Krushner and her teenaged children got out safely, Tampa Fire Rescue reported.

An investigator determined that an electrical malfunction in the panel caused the fire. The fire caused light smoke damage in the house and extensive damage to the garage. Damage was estimated at about $100,000.

Later in the morning, firefighters were called to junk yard fire in east Tampa. There weren't any injuries but a large amount of smoke was visible in the area of Broadway Avenue and 53rd Street.

The fire started at 11:41 a.m., when a worker using a torch at the Tampa Tire Company, 5217 E Broadway Ave., caused an old camper and some tires to go up in flames, officials said.

Firefighters had the fire under control within 15 minutes. The flames consumed the camper and the tires but the business was not damaged.

Fires damage two New Tampa homes and sets some tires aflame 05/20/10 [Last modified: Thursday, May 20, 2010 4:24pm]
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