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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 15-578

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • November 9, 2015
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    Fatal Residential Fire

    Two adults were discovered in the kitchen once the fire was extinguished.
    • Saturday
    • November 7, 2015
    • Time: 8:10 PM
    • 5244 Presidential Street
    • Seffner

    Victim #1

    Christian Craig Cooley
    Age 61
    5244 Presidential Street
    Seffner, FL

    Victim #2

    Bobbie Brewer Cooley
    Age 66
    5244 Presidential Street
    Seffner, FL


    On November 7, 2015, at 8:10 pm, deputies along with personnel from Hillsborough County Fire Rescue (HCFR) responded to a residential fire at 5244 Presidential Street in Seffner.

    HCFR quickly extinguished the fire and when they entered the residence, they discovered two adults deceased in the kitchen. Firefighters also found two cats and one dog deceased inside the residence.

    The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, State Fire Marshal's Office and the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner's Office will be working together to determine to the official cause of death and origin of the fire. Foul play is not suspected at this time.
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