St. Petersburg home engulfed in flames, firefighters say

St. Petersburg Fire Rescue (SPFR) says a home was engulfed in flames on Saturday afternoon.

According to officials, firefighters responded to reports of a single-family home on fire at the 800 block of 40th Ave South at approximately 4:30 p.m. Authorities say firefighters were able to successfully extinguish the fire before it spread.

The occupants of the home were able to escape before crews arrived and there were no reported injures.

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The fire made its way to the attic, but crews contained it to the back half of the house, according to SPFR. The home was significantly damaged.

Officials say a fire investigator is currently working to determine the cause of the fire and firefighters stayed at the scene to help the victims.

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