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A Hillsborough County Fire Investigator said a fire early Monday morning in Clair Mel was arson.
The property on 36th Avenue S. includes two homes. HCFR crews found heavy smoke and flames coming from the roof and windows the house closer to the roadway.
Nobody was home when they showed up around 1:00 a.m., and they were able to quickly put out the fire.
However, in the back house, crews found something that made them suspicious, and they called in the investigator.
No injuries were reported in the fire.
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