8 units damaged after fire at apartment complex near USF

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Firefighters worked overnight to put out a blaze that ravaged a Tampa apartment complex, damaging several units.

The fire started at Stone Creek Point Apartments, 13275 Arbor Pointe Cir, located near the University of Florida.

8 On Your Side spoke with a full-time student resident at USF. He could not return to his apartment as the damage was extensive.

“I’m going to have to call for my job. I mean I have finals; my computer is destroyed. I don’t know what I’m going to do, ”said Samuel Adan Martinez. “All my books, all my music, everything I’ve been working on this whole semester. I have a recital next semester, all those notes, it’s all gone. All our furniture is gone, we have nothing left. .

The fire caused significant damage to eight units in the complex. At this time, it is not known how the blaze started, the Hillsborough County Fire Department is still investigating.

The Red Cross was also on site overnight to help residents affected by the fire.

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