Odessa house fire kills one person, sends another to the hospital

Posted at 7:38 AM, Nov 28, 2016

A house fire at Silver Dollar Lane and Silver Dollar Dr. killed one person and sent another to the hospital.

The Odessa fire started early Monday morning.

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue quickly responded.

Neighbors say the woman that lived there came running across the street pounding doors saying her house was on fire and her husband was inside.

"I was trying to figure out where he was so we could help him," said George, who owns the home the woman ran to, "but it was too late." 

Her husband is believed to be the one who died.  He was a retired, disabled New York police officer.

The woman was sent to the hospital with serious injuries, but is reportedly improving.

The cause of the fire is still unknown.