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A Tampa-area house owned by tennis star James Blake burned down early this morning resulting in the deaths of four people.

According to local reports, the 5,856-square-foot home caught fire just before 6 a.m. Wednesday. A neighbor called 911 and when firefighters arrived to battle the flames, two bodies were discovered. Two more were later found.

Although the house is owned by the former tennis player, neighbors told media that Blake hasn't lived in the house for a long time and other people had been residing at the million-dollar property prior to the fire.

Tampa's FOX 13 reported that the people found dead at the home were a family of four: a husband and wife with a teenage son and a teenage daughter.

The fire smoldered into the late morning. As for the cause, Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Col. Donna Lusczynski said, "[The fire] is destroying potential evidence to tell us what may have happened, what may have led to this fire."

Blake's house is located in the ritzy Avila neighborhood of Tampa where baseball star Derek Jeter also has a home.

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