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Early-morning fire destroys St. Petersburg building

St. Petersburg Fire Rescue crews arrived to find heavy black smoke and flames coming from the front of a house at 1240½ Ninth St. N. Authorities said the building was vacant at the time. [St. Petersburg Fire Rescue]
St. Petersburg Fire Rescue crews arrived to find heavy black smoke and flames coming from the front of a house at 1240½ Ninth St. N. Authorities said the building was vacant at the time. [St. Petersburg Fire Rescue]
Published Jun. 24, 2014

ST. PETERSBURG — Fire rescue crews battled a structure fire on Ninth Street N early Tuesday.

The fire was reported about 4 a.m. at 1240½ Ninth St. N, a St. Petersburg Fire Rescue spokesman said. Crews arrived to find heavy black smoke and flames coming from the front of the structure, which was vacant at the time.

The structure was completely lost. The cause of the fire is under investigation.