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Fire damages 2 houses, destroys 2 vehicles and garages in Northdale

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Posted at 2:24 PM, Feb 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-05 14:24:39-05

Two houses were damaged and two vehicles destroyed by fire on Ranchita Court in Northdale early Sunday morning, officials said.

No injuries were reported.

About 5:30 a.m. Sunday Hillsborough County Fire Rescue fire trucks responded to a structure fire in the 16000 block of Ranchita Ct in Northdale.

When firefighters arrived at 16007 Ranchita Court they reported heavy fire in a shared garage with fire extending to the two homes behind the garage.

Fire crews started their initial fire attack on the garage, and on the two houses behind the garage.

Firefighters got the fire under control in about 20 minutes.

The shared garage was a total loss. Two cars were destroyed, and the two houses behind the garage sustained damage. One person was displaced. The individual is receiving assistance from the American Red Cross. 

The cause of the fire is under investigation.