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Fire destroys Lithia home

The Hillsborough County Fire Investigator Unit is investigating a fire that destroyed a two-story home in Lithia on Tuesday. The home, located at 645 Thompson Road, was a total loss with damages estimated at $210,000, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue said. The fire didn't cause injuries or fatalities. The Florida Forestry Service discovered the fire while patrolling the area Tuesday morning during a controlled burn and called 911, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue said. Firefighters couldn't enter the home because it was unstable. They extinguished the fire using a defensive attack, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue said.
The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office was able to locate the homeowner through his employer. The homeowner is being assisted by the American Red Cross.
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