Family’s home destroyed while on vacation, cats missing

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — A Tampa family’s home was destroyed by a fire Thursday morning.

The home is located at 9002 North River Road in the Town n County area.

The Hillsborough County Fire Department said the family is on vacation and no one else was in the home. There are two family cats that have not been located.

Firefighters said the blaze started in the roof and was too involved for them to safely enter the home. The roof later collapsed.

It took the Hillsborough County Fire Department 45 minutes to get the fire under control. There is no known cause yet.

This story is developing. Stay with WFLA News Channel 8 for updates.

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