Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

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]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. Winner and loser of the week in Florida politica

  2. Comedian and activist Dick Gregory dies at 84


    The comedian Dick Gregory rose to national prominence in the early 1960s as a black satirist whose audacious style of humor was biting, subversive and topical, mostly centered on current events, politics and above all, racial tensions. His trademark was the searing punchline.

    Dick Gregory, a comedian, activist and author, died Saturday. [Tribune News Service, 2011]
  3. Winter Haven police investigating armed robbery at Dollar General


    WINTER HAVEN — Police are investigating an armed robbery Friday night of a Dollar General store on W Lake Ruby Drive.

  4. Rowdies settle for draw at home


    ST. PETERSBURG — The good news for the Rowdies is that they still haven't lost a game at Al Lang Stadium since late April. The bad news is they had to settle for a 1-1 tie against Ottawa on Saturday night in front of 6,710 sweaty fans.

  5. Bats come to life, but Rays' freefall continues (w/video)

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG —The six runs seemed like a ton, just the second time the Rays had scored that many in a game during their numbing two-plus-weeks stretch of offensive impotency, and amazingly, the first time at the Trop in nearly two months.

    Lucas Duda connects for a two-run home run in the sixth, getting the Rays within 7-5. A Logan Morrison home run in the ninth made it 7-6, but Tampa Bay couldn’t complete the comeback.