DOVER — A man and woman were hospitalized for possible smoke inhalation after they tried to fight a fire at their home Wednesday, authorities said.
The man and woman, whose names were not released, were at a neighbor's home when they noticed smoke coming from their home at 14229 N Wooten Road, according to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, which responded about 5:20 p.m.
The two, both about 40 years old, attempted to put the fire out with a garden hose before firefighters arrived. They were taken to Tampa General Hospital.
The fire was concentrated to the outside of the home, authorities said. The home has extensive smoke damage and the cause of the fire is under investigation.