TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The Tampa Police Department said one person died and one person was detained after a fire broke out at a home late Monday.
Police said they were called to a home in the 1000 block of Crenshaw Street due to a residential fire.
When officers and Tampa Fire Rescue crews arrived, they found one person dead inside the home. Their cause of death is under investigation.
Police said one person was detained in relation to the fire.
Tampa police said the incident does not appear to be a random act of violence.
Susan Elbare has lived in the neighborhood 45 years and says she’s concerned as she knows the owner of the home affected.
“I got up and walked out the door, and I saw what seemed like lights on over here, and I thought there’s something not right,” Elbare said.
Neighbors share it’s rare seeing police and fire crews in the normally quiet area.
“There are break-ins, car break-ins, the typical things you see and hear but major criminal investigations, I don’t know of many,” said Kathy Williams.
Tampa Fire Rescue told 8 On Your Side its Arson Task Force is investigating the case along with the State Fire Marshal’s office due to there being a fatality.
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