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Thursday, May 05, 2016

Two injured in St. Petersburg house fire

Two men are hospitalized after a fire early this morning that originated in the kitchen of a St. Petersburg home.

St. Petersburg firefighters, responding around 4:30 a.m. to 7363 17th Way N., found heavy black smoke and flames coming from the roof.

Firefighers found two male residents, ages 55 and 26, inside the house. They were rescued and taken to a local hospital for observation, officials say.

The house did not have smoke alarms, officials say.