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Another home in St. Petersburg’s Shore Acres badly damaged by fire

Drone photos show the fire tore through the home’s roof.
 
A home in St. Petersburg’s Shore Acres neighborhood was heavily damaged by fire on Thursday.
A home in St. Petersburg’s Shore Acres neighborhood was heavily damaged by fire on Thursday. [ MAX CHESNES | Times ]
Published Aug. 31, 2023|Updated Aug. 31, 2023

A home in St. Petersburg’s Shore Acres neighborhood was heavily damaged by fire on Thursday afternoon.

The two-story home is located in the 3500 block of Shore Acres Boulevard NE. Drone photos show that the fire tore through the home’s roof.

Fire Rescue officials said they received a call about the fire at about noon. No one was injured. The homeowners were not at home when the fire started.

“They are currently receiving support from friends, family and the community,” Fire Rescue officials said in a news release.

St. Petersburg police closed the intersections of Shore Acres and Arizona Avenue, Shore Acres and Overlook Drive, and Arizona and Alabama Avenue while Fire Rescue battled the fire.

The cause of the blaze is under investigation.

The fire occurred a day after another house fire in Shore Acres, which was badly flooded by Hurricane Idalia. Flood waters stymied firefighters from reaching that home, though they rescued the homeowner and eventually put out the fire. The home was badly damaged.

This home on Bayou Grande Boulevard NE in St. Petersburg's Shore Acres neighborhood was badly damaged by fire on Wednesday.
This home on Bayou Grande Boulevard NE in St. Petersburg's Shore Acres neighborhood was badly damaged by fire on Wednesday. [ MAX CHESNES, MAX CHESNES | Times ]
A severely burned house in Shore Acres which caught fire during flooding as a result of Hurricane Idalia.
A severely burned house in Shore Acres which caught fire during flooding as a result of Hurricane Idalia. [ MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE | Times ]
Looking through the front entrance of a Shore Acres house destroyed in a fire while the Tampa Bay region felt the effects of  Hurricane Idalia making its way across the Gulf toward the Florida coast.
Looking through the front entrance of a Shore Acres house destroyed in a fire while the Tampa Bay region felt the effects of Hurricane Idalia making its way across the Gulf toward the Florida coast. [ MARTHA ASENCIO-RHINE | Times ]

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