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Woman found dead in Tampa house fire

Firefighters found the woman’s body after responding to the fire at a home on E Chelsea Street, police said.
 
Firefighters found the body of a dead woman inside a Tampa home that caught fire early Thursday, police said.
Firefighters found the body of a dead woman inside a Tampa home that caught fire early Thursday, police said. [ Photo illustration | Times ]
Published Aug. 31, 2023

Firefighters responding to a Tampa house fire early Thursday found a dead woman inside, police said.

Police responded about 1:30 a.m. to a report of a house fire on the 2500 block of E Chelsea Street and found a home engulfed in flames, according to Tampa police. Fire rescue crews arrived to put out the fire and found a woman’s body inside the home.

A preliminary investigation did not find evidence of criminal activity, police said. Investigators were working Thursday to determine the cause of the fire.

Police have not released the woman’s name.