Flood Warning issued October 1 at 10:09AM EDT expiring October 4 at 2:00AM EDT in effect for: Sarasota
TAMPA, Fla. - Fire Rescue officials say a child playing with a lighter accidently set the family's Tampa home on fire.
More than two dozen firefighters arrived at the blaze Friday night and spent about twenty minutes putting out the flames.
Fire Rescue units responded to the fire at 1925 East Crenshaw just before 7:00 p.m. Friday.
The three small children and one adult female were able to get out unharmed.
After questioning them, Tampa Fire Marshal Investigator Chris Stone determined that one of the three children was playing with a lighter while the adult was in the shower.
One other adult female who also lives in home was not at home.
Tampa Fire Marshal Investigator Chris Stone interviewed the family and says the mother was in the shower while one of her three young children got hold of a lighter. When she got out of the shower, she saw flames and quickly evacuated the three children. No one was injured, but officials said the home was seriously damaged.
The Red Cross is helping the family find shelter.