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Fire in Tampa leaves 5 without a home

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TAMPA, FL (WFLA) -

It took nine units and about 30 firefighters to put out a fire in a wood frame house in Tampa Wednesday morning.

Tampa Fire Rescue crews responded to the reports of fire close to midnight at 1023 East 19th Ave. When they arrived, the two-story rooming house was ablaze.

Firefighters evacuated a family of three and an additional two men from the fire and got it under control in 30 minutes.

Paramedics took the family to Tampa General Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The men were not hurt.

Fire Investigator Chris Stone with the Tampa Fire Marshal's office said the cause of the fire was electrical. He estimated the damage to be about $35,000.

Firefighters told us, the occupants would not be able to return to the house because of the damages.

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