Friday, April 19, 2013
Firefighters responded to a fire April 19 around 9 p.m. on East Crenshaw Street. No one was injured.
A home at 1925 E. Crenshaw St., Tampa, received heavy damage when a fire broke out Friday, April 19 at 8:53 p.m., ignited by a child playing with a lighter. According to Tampa Fire Rescue, firefighters arrived within five minutes and began attacking the blaze. In all, five fire engines, two rescue cars, one ladder truck and one vent truck responded. It took about 20 minutes to put the fire out. Three small children and one woman were home at the time of the fire and were all able to get out of the house safely before firefighters arrived. Tampa Fire Marshal investigator Chris Stone determined that one of the three children was playing with a lighter while the adult was in the shower. When she got out of the shower, she saw the smoke and …
Monday, January 7, 2013
The fires were all near the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd. and Florida Ave.
Three houses near Seminole Heights may have been intentionally set on fire, according to Tampa Fire Rescue Officials. The three fires were reported at the following addresses and times: At the first fire on Highland Ave., officials say a witness may have seen someone leaving the scene of the fire. Officials searched the area for over two hours using K-9 patrols, helicopters and other officers. While working to control the first fire, crews observed a second structure on fire on North Tampa St. This fire was nearby to the first fire. An alley connectedthe areas, officials said. Again, crews noticed a third fire while working to control the second blaze. Once the second fire was discovered, Tampa's Arson Task Force was activated, officials…
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Veronica Shelby was arrested in connection with today's house fire in Tampa Heights and she faces a first-degree arson charge, according to Tampa Fire Rescue.
Update, 10:45 p.m.: Tampa Fire Rescue spokesperson Lonnie Benniefield said that an arrest was made in connection to the fire that erupted at a home in Tampa Heights on Wednesday, April 18. Veronica Shelby, 26, was arrested in connection with the house fire on 105 E. Oleander St. and she faces a first-degree arson charge, according to Benniefield. Records show that Shelby was arrested at the corner of Columbus Drive and East Jefferson Street at 5:30 p.m. and she was booked into Hillsborough County Jail at 10:15 p.m. today. Shelby, whose address is listed as at large, is being held without bond. No further information regarding the investigation has been released. Earlier: Tampa Fire Rescue units responded to a house fire in Tampa Heights on…
A fire erupted in a house in Tampa Heights Wednesday, April 18, according to Tampa Fire Rescue.
Tampa Fire Rescue units responded to a house fire in Tampa Heights on Wednesday, April 18, according to Tampa Fire Rescue spokesperson Lonnie Benniefield. A call came in at 1:39 p.m. and firefighters arrived on scene at the residence at 105 E. Oleander St. within four minutes. It took fire crews about five minutes to get the fire under control, Benniefield said. The fire was contained to the kitchen area of the house and no civilian or firefighter injuries were reported. Fire investigators from Tampa Fire Marshal's ruled the fire to be arson and are currently working strong leads gathered from their investigation, according to Benniefield. Investigators do not believe this to be the work of an arsonist but believe this is an isolated case…
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
A large fire destroyed a house in V.M. Ybor early Tuesday, April 17, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
A large fire destroyed a house in V.M. Ybor early Tuesday, April 17, the Tampa Bay Times reports. According to the local newspaper, no one was injured in the fire at the wood-framed, two-story house at 3005 N. Nebraska Ave. It was not clear whether anybody was inside the house when the fire erupted at about 6 a.m. The property might have been empty for some time, according to the Tampa Bay Times. It was not immediately clear what caused the fire.
Monday, March 12, 2012
A refrigerator motor had caught fire, Tampa Fire Rescue officials said. No injuries were reported, and no damage estimates were given.
Firefighters extinguished an electrical fire that filled a local Sweetbay Supermarket with smoke Monday afternoon, Tampa Fire Rescue reported. A fire crew responded to the Sweetbay at 2333 W. Hillsborough Ave. at 1:49 p.m. Monday after an automatic fire alarm was triggered. The crew found smoke coming from the rear of the store, where a refrigerator motor had caught fire. It was extinguished within about eight minutes, officials said. The store was evacuated with the help of store managers, and Tampa Fire Rescue used a high powered fan from its ventilation truck to clear it of smoke. The store was turned back over to management around 2:30 p.m. Investigators ruled the cause as an accidental electrical fire. No civilian or firefighter …