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Tampa Apartment Fire on W. Hillsborough Ave

Quick Action Contains Tampa Apartment Fire on W. Hillsborough Ave

Tampa Apartment Fire on W. Hillsborough Ave



Tampa, FL – A fast-moving apartment fire in Tampa Apartment Fire on W. Hillsborough Aveon the 3300 block of W. Hillsborough Avenue prompted a robust response from Tampa Fire Rescue yesterday afternoon. First responders arrived at the scene around 3:30 PM to find a two-story apartment building engulfed in heavy smoke and flames, particularly from the rear of the structure.


The fire reportedly began on the balcony of a second-story apartment before spreading to the attic, necessitating a second alarm to bring in additional firefighting resources. Teams from Tampa Fire Rescue executed an aggressive interior attack supplemented by ground and aerial strategies, managing to bring the fire under control within 30 minutes.


Although no occupants were found during primary and secondary searches of the building, two civilians received on-scene evaluations for smoke inhalation. Additionally, one firefighter was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries sustained during the firefighting efforts.


Tampa Fire Rescue's incident command reported that eight apartments suffered damage due to the fire. The American Red Cross is actively working with affected families to provide necessary assistance and support during this difficult time.


The cause of the fire is still under investigation by Tampa Fire Rescue’s fire investigation unit. The list of responding units included Engines 5, 12, 11, 8, 14, 3, 9, 7, 15; Rescues 7, 3, 14, 18; Trucks 9, 13; and several other support units, showcasing the extensive response and teamwork by Tampa’s firefighting teams, often hailed as #TampasBravest.

Further updates will be provided as the investigation progresses and recovery efforts continue for those impacted by the blaze.

Tampa Apartment Fire on W. Hillsborough Ave

See the event unfold here:

Quick Action Contains Tampa Apartment Fire on W. Hillsborough Ave

Quick Action Contains Tampa Apartment Fire on W. Hillsborough Ave
Courtesy of Tampa Fire Rescue

Quick Action Contains Tampa Apartment Fire on W. Hillsborough Ave
Courtesy of Tampa Fire Rescue

Quick Action Contains Tampa Apartment Fire on W. Hillsborough Ave
Courtesy of Tampa Fire Rescue

Quick Action Contains Tampa Apartment Fire on W. Hillsborough Ave
Courtesy of Tampa Fire Rescue


Quick Action Contains Tampa Apartment Fire on W. Hillsborough Ave
Courtesy of Tampa Fire Rescue

Quick Action Contains Tampa Apartment Fire on W. Hillsborough Ave
Courtesy of Tampa Fire Rescue

Quick Action Contains Tampa Apartment Fire on W. Hillsborough Ave
Courtesy of Tampa Fire Rescue

Quick Action Contains Tampa Apartment Fire on W. Hillsborough Ave
Courtesy of Tampa Fire Rescue

Quick Action Contains Tampa Apartment Fire on W. Hillsborough Ave
Courtesy of Tampa Fire Rescue

Quick Action Contains Tampa Apartment Fire on W. Hillsborough Ave
Courtesy of Tampa Fire Rescue

Quick Action Contains Tampa Apartment Fire on W. Hillsborough Ave
Courtesy of Tampa Fire Rescue


Quick Action Contains Tampa Apartment Fire on W. Hillsborough Ave
Courtesy of Tampa Fire Rescue

Quick Action Contains Tampa Apartment Fire on W. Hillsborough Ave
Courtesy of Tampa Fire Rescue

Quick Action Contains Tampa Apartment Fire on W. Hillsborough Ave
Courtesy of Tampa Fire Rescue

Quick Action Contains Tampa Apartment Fire on W. Hillsborough Ave
Courtesy of Tampa Fire Rescue

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