HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. – Hillsborough County Fire Rescue (HCFR) fought a residential structure early Thursday morning.
“Our emergency dispatch center received a 911 call from a first-party caller at 3:45 AM, stating there was a fire in the attic of his house,” said HCFR.
The first arriving engine entered the structure and found fire in the attic above the house’s second floor. Crews pulled a hose line and advanced it into the house, knocking the blaze down and limiting its spread through the rest of the attic.
The fire was deemed under control within 10 minutes of the arrival of the first fire engine. Additional firefighters conducted searches of the residence.
All occupants were evacuated before arrival, and no other occupants were found. There were no injuries to civilians or first responders.
The cause of the fire was determined to be related to problems with the air conditioning and was deemed accidental.