Suspicious Fire investigated in Treasure Island

Firefighters say there is damage to the back porch and the interior wall of the garage.

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TREASURE ISLAND, Fla. (WFLA) – Firefighters are investigating a suspicious fire that happened at 230 125th Avenue in Treasure Island late Friday night.

Officials say around 10:30 p.m., firefighters were called the scene after a neighbor smelled smoke and saw a fire. When they arrived, they say flames were engulfing the home as a neighbor was trying to extinguish the fire with a garden hose.

Firefighters say there is damage to the back porch and the interior wall of the garage. St. Petersburg, St. Pete Beach and Madeira Beach Fire Departments also responded to assist with fire suppression.

We’re told no one was home at the time and no one was injured.

The Treasure Island Police Department and the State Fire Marshall’s Office are conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the fire. At this time, the nature of the fire is suspicious and remains under investigation, pending forensic analysis.

If you have any information, regarding the cause of the fire, please contact Treasure Island Police Department Detective Daniel Savarese by calling 727-547-4575, Ext 278.

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