UNSUPPORTED BROWSER
SI Wire

Former tennis player James Blake's home destroyed by fire, four found dead

James Blake will retire after this year's U.S. Open. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) Former tennis player James Blake had a 129–117 career record on the ATP Tour. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Four people were found dead inside a large home belonging to former professional tennis player James Blake after a fire, reports WTSP.com. According to a tweet from the Hillsborough County Sherriff's Office, the fire was started intentionally.

Firefighters responded to a 911 call around 5:45 a.m. this morning, a report  from WTSP.com says.

According to the Tampa Tribune, the home was being rented out and Blake was not inside of the 5,856 square-foot Tampa mansion when the fire broke out.

The identities of the individuals found have not be released, but the sheriff's office tweeted that fireworks were found in the home.

Blake won seven tournament during his career on the ATP tour and retired last August.

More SI Wire

Close

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 4 easy steps:

  1. Click the Chrome menu on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Bookmarks.
  3. Select Bookmark manager.
  4. Locate your current Sports Illustrated bookmark, click the Organize menu, then select Edit. You can now easily update the web address of your Sports Illustrated bookmark.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 2 easy steps:

  1. Click the Safari bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. This will open the Bookmarks Bar. In the Bookmarks Bar, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Address field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.

To continue enjoying content from the most trusted name is sports, please be sure to update your current bookmark.

Just follow these 3 easy steps:

  1. Click the Firefox bookmark manager on the browser toolbar.
  2. Select Show All Bookmarks.
  3. This will open the library window. In the Library window, select your Sports Illustrated bookmark and manually edit the Location field.

    Our updated web address is http://www.si.com.
Don't Show This Again