House on stilts catches fire in Hillsborough, family displaced

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL (WFLA) – Firefighters had to fight the fire from outside at a house on stilts Thursday afternoon.

PHOTOS: Hillsborough house fire displaces family

Hillsborough Fire Rescue crews responded to a fire call at the 8400 block of Lake Melena. When they arrived they saw heavy smoke coming from the house. The structure was on stilts, that is why they had to put it out from the outside.

The family had evacuated before the crews arrived. Nobody was injured. The American Red Cross helped the displaced family.

Fire officials said, the fire investigators will determine the cause of the fire.

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