Flames visible from I-275 early Tuesday morning convinced a motorist to call 911. Nobody was hurt in the unoccupied home.
Crews from Tampa Fire Rescue responded to the emergency call around 4:30 to find the home at 6610 N. Taliaferro Ave. 80% consumed.
The home was found to be unoccupied, and there was no power to the single-story building.
The flames were out by 5:00, and there were no injuries reported.
The Fire Marshal's Office is investigating.