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Dog rescued but tenants displaced in Tampa apartment fire

Management says it will find new apartments for those who lost their residences in the fire.
A small dog was rescued from a fire Tuesday morning at the Palms at Ashley Oaks Apartments in the 1700 block of East 131st Ave. in Tampa. [Hillsborough County Fire Rescue]
A small dog was rescued from a fire Tuesday morning at the Palms at Ashley Oaks Apartments in the 1700 block of East 131st Ave. in Tampa. [Hillsborough County Fire Rescue]
Published Nov. 19
Updated Nov. 19

A small dog was rescued, but tenants will be displaced from their apartments following a fire Tuesday morning in Tampa.

Smoke was billowing from the second floor of a two-story building at the Palms at Ashley Oaks Apartments in the 1700 block of East 131st Ave. when Hillsborough County Fire Rescue arrived after 9:15 a.m.

A small dog was rescued and nobody was injured, but tenants of all eight apartments will be displaced following a fire Tuesday morning at the Palms at Ashley Oaks Apartments in the 1700 block of East 131st Ave. [Hillsborough County Fire Rescue]

The second story included four apartments, with four more below. Crews evacuated tenants as they battled the blaze, which spread through the building’s common attic.

Nobody was injured, according to firefighters.

The dog, which was crated, likely would have succumbed to smoke inhalation had it not been rescued, firefighters said. The apartment’s manager is holding onto the pet until it is claimed by its owner.

A small dog was rescued and nobody was injured, but tenants of all eight apartments will be displaced following a fire Tuesday morning at the Palms at Ashley Oaks Apartments in the 1700 block of East 131st Ave. [Hillsborough County Fire Rescue]

Ashley Oaks Apartments management says it will find new apartments for the tenants who were displaced by the fire.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

A small dog was rescued and nobody was injured, but tenants of all eight apartments will be displaced following a fire Tuesday morning at the Palms at Ashley Oaks Apartments in the 1700 block of East 131st Ave. [Hillsborough County Fire Rescue]

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