A waterfront home went up in flames Monday evening, fire officials say, injuring no one but gutting the more than $1 million residence.
Someone walking their dog noticed the blaze at the two-story home around 6:30 p.m. at 2834 Coffee Pot Bayou Blvd. NE, according to St. Petersburg Fire Rescue. The home is undergoing renovations and was vacant, said Lt. Garth Swingle.
The house was fully ablaze when firefighters arrived, Swingle said. No bystanders were injured.
By 8:20 p.m., the fire was mostly out although firefighters were extinguishing some hot spots, Swingle said.
The house had a chain-link construction fence that fire crews cut to gain entry to the property. No neighboring homes were affected, the agency said.
Investigators are interviewing the homeowner and witnesses while waiting for the site to be safe enough to further investigate.
According to the Pinellas County Property Appraiser’s website, the house is worth slightly more than $1 million.
No injuries reported after the waterfront home caught fire, according to St. Petersburg Fire Rescue.
St. Petersburg Fire Rescue responded to a multi alarm structure fire on the 2800 block of Coffee Pot BL NE St. Petersburg at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Monday, January 17, 2021.
Units arrived to find a large two-story family residence completely involved with fire.- Advertisement –
Authorities stated that the house is under renovations and vacant at the time of the fire. The house has a protective chain link fence surrounding the lot due to the construction, units did have to cut the chain to make access to the house. Fire units quickly ensured that the fire did not spread to the neighboring houses and extinguished the fire. As of now, the aerial units are placing water on the hotspots to ensure the fire does not reignite.
It is currently unknown if the house had work done or had workers in the building today. Investigators are interviewing the homeowner and witnesses while awaiting the area to be safe for a hands-on investigation.
The cause is currently under investigation.
No injuries were reported to any bystanders or responders.