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Fire damages Tampa apartment complex

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HCFR officials say the fire started in tha attic of one of the units in this building. HCFR officials say the fire started in tha attic of one of the units in this building.
Crews arrived on scene just after 3 a.m. Saturday. Crews arrived on scene just after 3 a.m. Saturday.
It took HCFT approximately one hour to contain and extinguish the fire. It took HCFT approximately one hour to contain and extinguish the fire.
TAMPA, FL (WFLA) - An early morning fire at a Tampa apartment complex displaced over a dozen residents on Saturday.

The blaze broke out just after 3 a.m. in the 3800 block of River Vista Lane.

According to a Hillsborough County Fire Rescue when crews arrived on scene heavy flames were showing through the roof of the complex. Firefighters quickly deployed water lines to attack the fire from every direction.

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HCFR even used an aerial truck to battle the blaze from above. Crews checked every unit to inform residents who may have been sleeping with the fire broke out. Some residents said their smoke detectors did not activate.

The report states a total of eight units were damaged leaving between 15 and 17 residents without a place to live. Officials with the Bay area chapter of the American Red Cross and the Office of Emergency Management are assisting those affected.

Investigators say the origin was attic space in one of the units. The official cause is still under investigation.

It took HCFR crews approximately one hour to gain control of the fire and there were no reports of injuries to civilians or firefighters.

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