TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Fire officials say a woman jumped with one of her children from the balcony of their second story apartment to escape a fire near the University of South Florida.
In a news release, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue officials said the woman was taken to a hospital for treatment. Two dogs also died in the fire that displaced about 20 people from their apartments.
Officials say the fire started on a stove in a first floor unit at Cordova Apartments. A resident told investigators he left the room while he was cooking french fries. When he returned the kitchen was on fire.