Saturday, December 16, 2017
Public safety

Tampa house fire badly injures man, kills three dogs

TAMPA — One man was seriously injured and his three dogs died during a house fire Tuesday morning, officials said.

The fire was reported about 6:15 a.m. by a neighbor who saw smoke coming from the roof of a house at 8423 N 16th St. in Sulphur Springs. About 30 firefighters responded.

Firefighters forced open the front door and found Terrance W. McGriff, 30, unconscious near the doorway. McGriff was taken to Tampa General Hospital with what appeared to be life-threatening injuries, Tampa Fire Rescue said. He was in critical condition Tuesday afternoon, according to Tampa police.

The cause of the fire is under investigation, though police say it appears the culprit was a pot left on the stove.

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