Woman Injured, Cat Dies in St. Pete Fire
The cause of the fire is under investigation, according to St. Petersburg Fire Rescue.
ST. PETERSBURG – A woman was critically injured and a cat died in an apartment fire early this morning (Aug. 10), St. Petersburg Fire Rescue said.
The woman’s name has not been released. She was found unconscious and taken to Tampa General Hospital as a trauma alert in critical condition. A cat did not survive.
Firefighters were called to 2000 Gandy Blvd. N about 1:30 a.m. for a structure fire. When firefighters arrived, they found smoke coming from one apartment. Firefighters forced their way into the apartment where they found a small fire in the living room.
A woman, the sole person in the apartment, was found unconscious in her bedroom. It appears that she was overcome by the smoke inside the apartment, firefighters said.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
For information about St. Petersburg Fire Rescue, go to fire.stpete.org.
Photo courtesy of St. Petersburg Fire Rescue.
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