LAKELAND, Fla. – Lakeland Fire Department (LFD) responded to a residential structure fire early Thursday morning at approximately 1:15 AM.
According to officials, fire crews arrived on the scene at 1429 Kathleen Rd to a single-story residential house with approximately 50% of the structure involved with heavy fire at the front of the house.
Nearby witnesses alerted the resident of the fire and assisted them in safely evacuating the property.
No other occupants were home at the time.
Lakeland Firefighters successfully brought the structure under control within 20 minutes.
After conducting a thorough investigation, LFD’s Fire Investigator determined the cause of the fire to be accidental due to electrical issues. The American Red Cross is providing aid to three individuals who have been displaced from this residence.
Responding to the scene included 9 Lakeland Fire Department units, 1 Polk County Fire Rescue (PCFR) unit, and several Lakeland Police Department officers. No firefighter injuries were reported.
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