Pinellas County Deputies
Sheriff’s Arson Investigators
Palm Harbor Fire Department
What: Three family members are uninjured after a fire destroyed their garage and a portion of their residence in Palm Harbor early this morning, July 4th.
Where: The residence address is 1436 Pennsylvania Ave. – Palm Harbor.
When: Deputies were called to the scene just after midnight, on Wednesday, July 4th.
Why/How: Just after midnight the residents, identified as Robert Hampton (50), Barbara Hampton (53) and Shelley Lynn Hampton (18) were awakened by the fire. They left the home without injury.
Sheriff’s Arson detectives determined the origin of the fire was in a series of bags of old clothes and other items which were leaning against the wooden garage door. The actual cause at this time is undetermined. Estimated damage to the home could be over $100,000.
The investigation continues.