Hillsborough County Fire Rescue responded to a structure fire Saturday night on Villareal De Avila.

Firefighters Battle Avila House Fire Overnight, Unattended Pot On Stove Culprit

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue responded to a structure fire Saturday night on Villareal De Avila.

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. – Hillsborough County Fire Rescue responded to a structure fire Saturday night on Villareal De Avila.

HCFR’s dispatch center received a 911 call at 10:38 PM from a resident stating his house was full of smoke after returning home.

HCFR’s Engine 5 was the first unit on the scene, reporting light smoke showing near the front door and garage. It was quickly determined that the kitchen was fully involved.

Engine 5 stretched a hose line through the front door to battle the blaze. Additional units established a water supply from a nearby hydrant and began ventilating the structure to allow for better visibility.

Crews conducted both primary and secondary searches. There were no occupants in the home at the time of the fire.

Although there was significant damage to the kitchen, firefighters prevented the fire from spreading to any other part of the home.

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There were no injuries to first responders or civilians. Investigators determined the cause of the blaze to be a pot left on the hot stove while the owner was away.

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