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House fire in West Tampa is called suspicious

TAMPA — Authorities say a fire that damaged a vacant home in West Tampa Saturday night is suspicious.

A passer-by called firefighters to the 3300 block of W Spruce Street at 9:19 p.m. They arrived within four minutes to find flames coming from the back of a single-story home near McFarlane Park. Firefighters brought the fire under control within 10 minutes, limiting the damage to a single room.

No one was hurt. Firefighters on the scene thought the cause of the fire was suspicious, authorities say, so they called in an arson investigator from the Tampa Fire Marshall's Office.

Fire officials described the damage to the property as moderate but did not have an estimate to value of the loss.

House fire in West Tampa is called suspicious 06/07/09 [Last modified: Sunday, June 7, 2009 1:09pm]
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