Man badly burned in two-alarm fire

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - A two-alarm fire broke out at a St. Petersburg home overnight.  Firefighters found a man inside who was hospitalized with third-degree burns.

The call went out around 1 a.m.  Eight people were in the home at 2250 2nd Avenue North, according to reports.

Seven were able to escape the flames.  Firefighters found an unconscious male in a second-story hallway.  He was taken down a ladder and transported to Bayfront Medical Center with second and third degree burns.

He was later transferred to the Tampa General Burn Unit.

It's believed the fire started in a vacant second-story bedroom. The cause is under investigation.

No other information was immediately available.

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