A structural fire in Richmond Place has left two households without homes.

According to Tampa Fire Rescue (TFR), just before 1 p.m. on February 11, crews responded to a call of a vehicle on fire in a garage at 18002 Richmond Place Dr. inside the Marquis apartment community of Richmond Place. The fire was upgraded to a two-alarm fire, but was contained in just two apartment units and was extinguished quickly . No victims were found inside the apartments at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported.

Following an investigation, TFR reports that a malfunctioning electrical appliance in the garage caused the fire.

Currently, the displaced tenants of the two apartments, a married couple from one and a male and female roommate and their dog from the other, are working with the American Red Cross and the apartment complex to find new apartments for the displaced residents.

No further information was available at our press time.

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