Infant dies in Tampa mobile home fire

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – A 9-month-old boy died in a mobile home fire in Tampa on Wednesday evening.

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue crews and deputies with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a structure fire at 5112 Marc Drive around 6:10 pm, and saw heavy smoke and fire coming from the entrance of the home.

Officials say the infant and his great-grandmother, Barbara Weidman, 67, were inside the home when the fire started. Weidman was able to escape from the home unharmed.

The boy was trapped in the house and died in the fire, according to rescue officials.  Authorities say his mother, Deziray Weidman, 17 was not at home during the fire.

The child has not been identified at this time.

Authorities have yet to determine the cause of the fire.

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue


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