DUNEDIN – It took about 20 minutes to get a fire under control at a single family home at 1965 Sourwood Blvd. in Dunedin Tuesday morning.
Crews from Dunedin, Palm Harbor and Clearwater fire departments responded with four engines, one truck, one squad and five command officers when the call came in at 8:18 a.m. June 11.
According to the report from the Dunedin Fire Department, the first firefighters arrived about 8:24 a.m. and found flames showing from front bedroom windows.
One occupant was found outside the home and required transport via Sunstar ambulance to Mease Dunedin Hospital. One neighbor was evaluated for smoke inhalation and released by paramedics on scene. One firefighter suffered minor burn injuries and was treated and released. Two dogs and three birds were rescued from the house.
Smoke detectors were present in the home, but it is unclear if they operated to alert the occupant.
The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Dunedin Fire Department, Pinellas County Sherriff’s Office, and the State Fire Marshal’s Office.