TAMPA — A couple was displaced early Thursday after a fire erupted in their duplex and caused $45,000 in damage.
No one was injured.
Firefighters responded to an emergency call at 4703 N 42nd St. about 4:30 a.m. They found smoke and flames coming from the house.
They searched the home, but didn't find anyone inside. The residents had escaped after hearing people shouting outside their house, according to Tampa Fire Rescue.
Crews had the fire under control in about 20 minutes. The blaze was contained to one side of the duplex.
The cause is under investigation.
The American Red Cross is assisting the couple.
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