Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Public safety

Treasure Island home's roof collapses after attic catches fire

TREASURE ISLAND — A fire erupted in a home on Sunday night, causing the roof to collapse and resulting in significant damage to the interior, according to St. Petersburg Fire Rescue.

The fire, which began in the attic of the house in Yacht Club Estates at 7956 10th Ave S., was reported just after 8 p.m., officials said. The house was empty at the time, officials said, as the homeowner was still out of town after evacuating from Hurricane Irma.

Fire officials said residents in that area had been experiencing power outages during Hurricane Irma, but it is uncertain whether efforts to restore power may have caused the blaze.

The home had power when the fire ignited, fire officials said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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