Tampa house destroyed in inferno early Tuesday morning

Posted at 2:35 AM, Sep 06, 2016

Firefighters could not stop an inferno from destroying a Tampa house early Tuesday morning.

Tampa Fire Rescue received a call around 12:40 a.m. that the single-story, wood frame home at 911 East 12th Avenue was on fire.

When firefighters arrived on scene they found the house completely engulfed in flames. Crews immediately could only fight the fire from a defensive position as it was unsafe to enter the house due to the intense flames and instability of the structure.

It took about fifty minutes for firefighters to bring the fire under control. Unfortunately, the house was a complete loss.

Tampa Fire Rescue reports no firefighters suffered any injuries battling the fire. An investigator from the Fire Marshal's Office will determine the cause of the fire.

According to, the house recently changed owners. The website reports it was sold on May 23 for $50,000.