TAMPA — A mother and her two young children were displaced from their apartment on Thursday night after a fire that started in a window air-conditioner caused $6,000 in damages to their home. No injuries were reported.
The fire in a first-floor apartment at 2901 Pentagon Court was reported at 9:08 p.m. and took about 15 minutes to control. Tampa Fire Rescue officials said the blaze was confined to their apartment in the three-story building, which was evacuated while firefighters contained the fire.
The mother and children, including a 1-month-old and a 1-year-old, were not identified by officials. The Red Cross was helping the family find temporary housing.