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14-25 Clearwater Firefighters Battle House Fire

3/17/2014 3:07:30 PM

Contact: Rob Shaw

14-25

March 14, 2014

Clearwater Firefighters Contain House Fire

Clearwater Fire & Rescue firefighters battled a blaze in a house on Riviera Drive late Thursday.

Crews were called to 2173 Riviera Drive just before 11:30 p.m.

It took firefighters less than five minutes to arrive after the call, and the fire was brought under control in less than 20 minutes. A total of 35 firefighters responded to the call.

The blaze appears to have started in the kitchen and then expanded into the attic. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

One resident was taken to the hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation. That person was out of the house by the time firefighters arrived.

The house on Riviera Drive is located midway between Keene Road and Belcher Road and is north of Sunset Point Road.

No new information will be available until the public information office opens after 8 a.m. Friday.