Did lightning spark apartment fire in Citrus Park?
It took 12 units from Hillsborough County Fire Rescue approximately 30 minutes to put out the fire.
CITRUS PARK (FOX 13) -
Several residents at the Westwood Reserve at Citrus Park apartment complex were left homeless Saturday morning after a fire damaged approximately 12 units.
According to a Hillsborough County Fire rescue report the blaze may have been ignited by a lightning strike.
Just after 10:30 a.m. a dozen units responded to the call from 8823 Citrus Village Dr. HCFR crews located an attic fire over the third-floor breezeway of the structure.
It took about 30 minutes to get it under control the report states.
Eleven of the units were occupied at the time of the fire. Most of the units suffered water damage and between 10 and 12 residents were provided accommodations by the local chapter of the American Red Cross.
The remaining residents were provided shelter by the managers of the complex.
The official cause – lightning is suspected – is still under investigation.
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