Officials investigating fire at empty Carrollwood house

TAMPA — A fire caused more than $100,000 in damage to an empty Carrollwood house early Monday, officials said.

Firefighters arrived about 5 a.m. at the 728-square-foot, single-story home at 5112 Carey Road. By then, half of the building already had been consumed by the fire, said Ray Yeakley, a Hillsborough County Fire Rescue spokesman.

The fire caused about $100,000 in damage to the building and destroyed about $3,000 worth of items inside.

Property records show the property was sold to Peggy Harrod in 1986 for $16,000.

Officials were still investigating the cause of the fire, Yeakley said. The building was locked when firefighters arrived, and there were no obvious signs of forced entry.

Officials investigating fire at empty Carrollwood house 02/21/11 [Last modified: Monday, February 21, 2011 3:40pm]

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