House fire consumes 50% of East Sitka home

Posted at 6:47 AM, Feb 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-23 07:14:54-05
An early morning house fire broke out just before 4 a.m. in the 1300 block of East Sitka in Tampa.
When crews arrived to the scene they reported flames and smoke shooting from the front door. Crews also reported that about 50 percent of the home was engulfed in flames.
Crews starting their attack on the fire, and one firefighter found three victims sitting in front of a fire truck. That firefighter called for medics to check the victims out. One of those victims were transported to Tampa General Hospital with burn wounds. He is expected to survive.
The 1300 block of Sitka was closed while firefighting operations were underway.
Katherea Torres was praying next door when she heard cussing. She rushed over to help and called 911. 
Katherea told ABC Action News what happened as she sprung into action.“I’m saying hey hey hey it’s a house on fire!" As she heard glass bursting, she tried to see if there was anyone else still inside and saw a woman and some dogs. "I helped her! I got her up out of there...Making sure we got the dogs out of there.. I said lets go!”   
The cause of the fire is still under invention by Tampa Fire Rescue.
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