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St. Petersburg firefighters: Blaze at abandoned home could be arson

ST. PETERSBURG — A one-story wood frame house went up in flames on 59th Avenue NE Friday evening, and firefighters were investigating it as arson, officials said.

Firefighters responded to 808 59th Ave. NE and found the southwest side of the home on fire at 8:27 p.m., said St. Petersburg Fire Rescue Lt. Joel Granata. Two rooms inside the house were on fire, and smoke billowed out of several windows, Granata said. The fire was put out by 8:46 p.m. No one was hurt.

Granata said the fire marshal was investigating. No one appeared to be living in the house, which only contained a few pieces of furniture, he said.

St. Petersburg firefighters: Blaze at abandoned home could be arson 09/30/11 [Last modified: Friday, September 30, 2011 9:46pm]
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