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Tampa fire displaces family of three

TAMPA — An apartment fire displaced a family of three Saturday morning, according to Tampa Fire Rescue. Crews responded to a fire at 5715 Stevens Court at 11:20 a.m. The fire was confined to the kitchen of a third-floor apartment, officials said. Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames within 10 minutes. No injuries were reported. Investigators determined the fire was caused by cooking and ruled it accidental. The damage is estimated to cost about $3,000. The Red Cross is assisting a mother and her two children with temporary housing. All other residents were allowed to return to their apartments, officials said.

Tampa fire displaces family of three 06/15/13 [Last modified: Saturday, June 15, 2013 4:54pm]

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