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James Blake

4 Dead Bodies Found

Inside Tennis Star's Burning Home

5/7/2014 8:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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James Blake House Fire
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11:16 AM PT -- Officials say a 4th body has been located inside the house. They also confirm fireworks were discovered inside the home. 

Officials also confirm Blake was not in the home at the time of the fire. 

TMZ Sports
spoke with Blake's next door neighbor who tells us ... he heard several large booms early this morning and went outside to check it out. 

The neighbor says he saw an "instant fireball inferno" that seemed to be coming from the garage of Blake's house.  

The neighbor says he heard several explosions that continued throughout the morning. 

As for Blake, the neighbor says he hasn't lived in the home in at least a year. The new occupants had been living in the house for a little more than a year. 

The neighbor says the renters were quiet people who kept to themselves. 
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Three dead bodies were discovered inside a Florida mansion owned by tennis superstar James Blake ... after firefighters were called to the home to respond to a massive fire.

The fire broke out early Wednesday morning -- and when firefighters raced inside of the home to look for anyone in the home, they discovered at least 3 dead bodies. 

According to one report, firefighters saw fireworks strapped to the head of one of the bodies. 

Blake -- who retired from tennis last year -- was not at home at the time of the fire. 

Neighbors say Blake hasn't lived in the home in a while and had been renting it out. 

Cops are currently investigating to find out what the hell happened. 

Officials tell TMZ Sports the house is still on fire -- and it's so dangerous, investigators won't be able to collect the bodies or any sort of evidence until tomorrow. 

Story developing ... For more sports stories, check out tmzsports.com!
32 COMMENTS

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1.

H8Kardash    

Drugs and fireworks are a lethal combo kids!

105 days ago
2.

kitten roulaine    

Fireworks strapped the head of one of the bodies !!! Blake, just who in sam hill did you rent to buddy.

105 days ago
3.

1luv    

Crazy! Sounds like some dumb a$$ stunt gone really, really wrong.

105 days ago
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Dog And Pony    

I guess someone was trying to cover up three murders with a fire, using fireworks as a way to damage the bodies enough that they would be unrecognizable.

105 days ago
5.

01void    

Sorry to hear that , never want to burn alive:(

105 days ago
6.

Your S&M Girlfriend    

Drugs.

105 days ago
7.

BLUE UGLY 💩    

just say no

105 days ago
8.

angie    

When i first started reading article I immediately thought method lab but what's the deal with the fireworks strapped to someone's head?

105 days ago
9.

Godsfavorite6    

So when do reporters. Go! What the hell...

105 days ago
10.

doucette1    

TMZ Please stop ending sentences with prepositions. With love...

105 days ago
11.

Chris    

Meth lab...

105 days ago
12.

HngBlkBtm    

Meth kills in more ways than one! :-(

105 days ago
13.

6one9    

Cooking meth?
Or
Making dabs --

105 days ago
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Donate For A Cause    

Make a donation and help a worthy cause www.donationsmall.webs.com

105 days ago
15.

OhWell    

One Less Meth Lab.

105 days ago
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