Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Tampa apartment fire displaces more than 15

More than 15 people were displaced early Saturday morning after a fire broke out in an apartment complex unit near Temple Terrace, according to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue.

Firefighters responded to 3821 River Vista Lane at about 3 a.m. to find heavy flames showing through the roof, said Fire Rescue spokesman Ronnie Rivera.

A team of firefighters checked each unit for sleeping residents. Many of them stated that their smoke alarms did not go off, Rivera said. No one was injured.

About 15 to 17 people were displaced, including four to five children. Eight units were damaged, Rivera said.

It took firefighters about an hour to gain control of the fire using an aerial truck to battle the flames from above. The cause of the fire is still unknown, though investigators believe it started in the attic, Rivera said.

The Red Cross is assisting the families with food, shelter and clothing.

Tampa apartment fire displaces more than 15 02/01/14 [Last modified: Saturday, February 1, 2014 8:03pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Trump, seething about attorney general, speculates about firing Sessions, sources say

    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has spoken with advisers about firing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, as he continues to rage against Sessions' decision to recuse himself from all matters related to the Russia investigation.

  2. John McCain to return to Senate for health care vote

    WASHINGTON — The Senate plans to vote Tuesday to try to advance a sweeping rewrite of the nation's health-care laws with the last-minute arrival of Sen. John McCain — but tough talk from President Donald Trump won no new public support from skeptical GOP senators for the flagging effort that all but …

  3. Last orca calf born in captivity at a SeaWorld park dies

    Tourism

    ORLANDO — The last killer whale born in captivity under SeaWorld's former orca-breeding program died Monday at the company's San Antonio, Texas, park, SeaWorld said.

    Thet orca Takara helps guide her newborn, Kyara, to the water's surface at SeaWorld San Antonio in San Antonio, Texas, in April. Kyara was the final killer whale born under SeaWorld's former orca-breeding program. The Orlando-based company says 3-month-old Kyara died Monday. [Chris Gotshall/SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment via AP]
  4. Rays try to maintain calm in face of slump

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Blake Snell stepped up when he had to Monday and delivered an impressive career-high seven-plus innings. That he left with the Rays trailing 1-0 in a game that was not complete at press time continued what to that point had been a rough stretch for the Rays.

    Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Matt Andriese (35) hugs starting pitcher Blake Snell (4) before the start of the game between the Baltimore Orioles and the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Monday, July 24, 2017.
  5. A historic Tampa family saves a historic Tampa home built by an ancestor

    Human Interest

    The Knight family has replaced their roof and people are celebrating.

    The Peter O. Knight historical cottage, located in Tampa's Hyde Park neighborhood, is seen Thursday, July 20, 2017. The cottage fell into disrepair in recent years, but the Knight family stepped up with financial support to help stabilize the structure.