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Woman hospitalized after 2-alarm fire at Valrico home

Posted at 10:50 PM, May 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-28 10:40:22-04

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. -- A woman was taken to the hospital after a two-alarm fire engulfed her home in Hillsborough County Monday night.

Hillsborough Fire responded to a call of a residential fire in the 4000 block of Highgate Drive in Valrico. Upon arrival, crews found flames "shootings through the roof and back side of the structure," according to Hillsborough Fire.

Crews later found a woman who had collapsed in a back bedroom. Firefighters carried her outside where she received immediate medical attention, Hillsborough Fire said.

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Crews were able to take down the large fire in about 45 minutes, Hillsborough Fire said.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.