TAMPA — A West Tampa home and backyard apartment burned early Wednesday morning. One resident suffered minor burns to her hands, authorities said.
At about 2:25 a.m., Tampa Fire Rescue was called to 1723 W Palmetto St., where they found flames coming from the side of a single-story home.
After quickly putting that fire out, they found there was a small apartment behind the structure which was also on fire, and they extinguished that, too.
There was one man in the front structure and a man and a woman in the rear apartment. Rescuers said all the residents escaped before fire crews arrived.
The woman who lived in the second location, 23-year-old Germina Peck, had minor burns to her left hand. She was treated on the scene and was not hospitalized, rescuers said.
Investigators said the fire, resulting in $60,000 in damage, was accidental.
Rescuers said this address is not part of the V.M. Ybor area recently plagued by arsons. Those fires are still under investigation.
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