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Home at Bardmoor total loss after fire

SEMINOLE — A mid-afternoon fire claimed a home at 7710 Cumberland Road on Sunday, rendering the house a total loss, said Seminole Fire Rescue spokeswoman Alison Shanabrook

Firefighters received a call from neighbors at 3:06 p.m., and units from the Seminole, Largo and Pinellas Park fire departments were still working on hot spots within the 4,784-square-foot home at 5 p.m.

Shanabrook said the owners were not home when the fire started, but returned when neighbors called them. They left after speaking with firefighters. There were no injuries.

According to the Pinellas County Property Appraiser, the home, nestled amid the ponds and greens of the Bardmoor Golf and Tennis Club, was worth $423,187.

Shanabrook said the attic of the home was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived, and the roof eventually burned away.

Bette Eernisse, who lives in a townhouse nearby, was drawn outside by the commotion.

"I came out and I could see all kinds of smoke," Eernisse said. "The flames kept getting bigger and bigger."

Shanabrook said the cause of the fire has not been determined and is being investigated by state fire marshals.

Home at Bardmoor total loss after fire 02/21/10 [Last modified: Sunday, February 21, 2010 6:06pm]
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