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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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