PALM RIVER, Fla. (970 WFLA)Hillsborough County fire officials are investigating a fire in the Palm River area of Tampa.

When crews arrived, they said they found heavy smoke and flames coming from the roof and windows of a home at 6512 36th Ave South.

Firefighters said the home was not occupied at the time.

Neighbors called 911 when they saw flames coming from the home, firefighters said.

There was another home in the same property that had some suspicious findings, according to firefighters, and at this time the cause of the fire is under investigation as well as the suspicious findings in the other residence.


After an initial investigation, HCFR said their fire investigator has reasons to believe that the incident is a result of an arson.

No one was injured.

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