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AUDIO: 911 calls from Avila mansion fire

 
AUDIO: 911 calls from Avila mansion fire
Posted May 8th, 2014 @ 6:07am

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA.com)

CALL #1 EXCERPTS:

Dispatcher - Are you right there? Uh...

Caller - I'm at the guard gate.

Dispatcher - You're at the guard gate...

Caller - Yeah, I sent my patrol guy over there. He says it's on fire. We got a report from one of the neighbors, so...

Dispatcher - What's on fire?

Caller - Uh, the house.

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CALL #2 EXCERPT:

HCFR Dispatcher: Hillsborough CountyFire and Rescue. What's the address of your emergency?

Caller: Ma'am I don't know the address I can't get close enough to the house. It's in Avila Golf and Country Club. It's on Sierra de Avila. Avila Golf and Country Club. Right off LakeMagdelene. (heavy breathing) Oh my God! I just told the guard here. Oh my God. This is so bad, I was walking my dogs and the house just exploded!.

Dispatcher: OK ma'am try to calm down a little bit and tell me where you are at.

Caller: Ma'am I'm in Avila Golf and Country Club. Off LakeMagdelene! In Avila!

Dispatcher: Are you able to see....

Caller: It was a fireball explosion! A fireball explosion!!!

Dispatcher: Listen to me. Is there an address on the mailboxes anywhere around you?

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