TAMPA — Workers continued to clean up at Waterman’s Crossing Apartments on Tuesday after a fire in one of the buildings forced more than 40 people out of their homes.
Representatives from Apartment Hunters, a Florida company that helps prospective renters find apartments, were on site assisting the displaced residents, a staff member at the complex said. The damaged building was fenced off and a pile of charred mattresses and furniture sat nearby in the parking lot.
The fire began early Monday when a resident put a pot on a stove and fell asleep, officials said. The blaze quickly spread from her second-floor apartment to the third floor of the complex at 4515 N. Rome Ave. No one was injured, but the fire caused about $310,000 in damage and left several dozen people homeless.
From staff reports