Massive fire damages building in Ybor City



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TAMPA, FL (WFLA) -By web staff

A building in Ybor City caught on fire Saturday afternoon, Tampa Fire Rescue confirmed.

The fire was at the Quisqueya mattress store located in the 3000 block of East 7th Avenue in Tampa. When the firefighters arrived on scene, they saw heavy flames and smoke coming from the rear of the building. They couldn’t enter it because the fire was so heavy.

They battled the flames from the outside; 15 units and 40 firefighters participated in fighting this blaze.

There were two people in the building, they both got out without injuries. The firefighters were not injured either. 

The Fire Marshal investigators are on scene and have interviewed witnesses. They determined that the fire was not suspicious.