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Four killed in fire at tennis star James Blake's mansion

By AP reporter

Detectives are not looking for any suspects over the deaths of four people in a fire at a mansion owned by US tennis star James Blake.

Police in Florida said the blaze – in Tampa's exclusive Avila neighbourhood, where many sports stars and executives live – was intentionally started.

Two adults and two teenagers were killed in the fire.

Voter registration records identified them as Darrin Campbell and his wife Kimberly, but investigators say they won't know the victims' identities until preliminary autopsies are completed. The couple had two teenagers.

Officials said the Campbells were not unaccounted for.

Colonel Donna Lusczynski said the scene was "unusual" and added there were "various fireworks" throughout the home. Two victims suffered from upper-body trauma, but Ms Lusczynski did not indicate which ones or provide other details.

She also said no weapons had been found at the home.

Blake (34) is believed to live at his main home in Connecticut.

He bought the home in Avila in 2005 for $1.5 million.

Video of the fire showed it engulfed in flames.

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