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Town 'N Country apartment fire forces 29 from their homes

TAMPA — More than two dozen people were forced from their homes Saturday after a fire swept through part of a Town 'N Country apartment complex.

The blaze at the two-story Harbour Walk apartments at 6:30 p.m. Saturday destroyed eight units and caused smoke damage to several others. Although no one was seriously injured, 29 people were displaced.

Ronnie Rivera, a spokesman for Hillsborough Fire Rescue, said many of the victims were offered temporary units at the complex by management.

Others turned to relatives or the Red Cross, which provided hotel rooms.

Two dogs were rescued, including one treated on the scene for smoke inhalation. The dog seemed to recover after Fire Rescue paramedics administered oxygen to the animal.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Town 'N Country apartment fire forces 29 from their homes 02/10/13 [Last modified: Sunday, February 10, 2013 6:55pm]
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