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***Update at 4:00 p.m. on 7/25/2013 Sheriff’s Office Investigates Seminole Fire***13-163 Deputies Respond To Residential Fire in Seminole; Two Men Treated; Three Dogs Died

***Update Begins – 4:00 p.m. on 7/25/2013***
Detectives assigned to the Arson and Auto Theft Unit are investigating the residential fire that occurred early this morning at 9511 Antilles Drive in Seminole. At this time detectives say the fire does not appear to be suspicious in nature. The investigation continues.
***Update Ends***

Who:
Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office
Patrol Operations Bureau

Seminole Fire Rescue

Fire Marshal

Rocco Cappo (Injured- Transported to local hospital)
DOB: 05/24/1948
Address: 9511 Antilles Drive, Seminole

Dwight Douglas (Injured – Treated on scene)
DOB: 08/27/1961
Address: 9511 Antilles Drive, Seminole

What:
Deputies have responded to a residential fire in unincorporated Seminole. Two men were injured; one was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life threatening injuries; the second was treated and released at the scene. Deputies say three dogs died in the fire.

When:
Deputies responded to the fire at 6:52 a.m. on Thursday, July 25, 2013.

Where:
The fire occurred at a private residence located at 9511 Antilles Drive in Seminole.

Why/How:
Deputies responded to assist with traffic control. Deputies advise that two adults and three pets were inside the home at the time of the fire.

According to deputies, 65-year-old Rocco Cappo and 51-year-old Dwight Douglas were awakened by smoke in the house. The two exited the residence. Cappo was transported to Largo Medical for treatment of non-life threatening injuries (smoke inhalation). Douglas was treated on scene for smoke inhalation.

Deputies also say three dogs: a pit bull, a bull mastiff, and a black lab died in the fire.

There is extensive damage to the home.

The Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of fire.

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