Tampa Fire Rescue responds to two-alarm fire at West Shore condos


Tampa Fire Rescue responded to a reported structure fire at the Villa Sonoma condominiums, 4221 W Spruce Street, at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Responding crews found smoke and flames coming from the roof on the south side of the four-story residential condominium complex. Firefighters entered the units below the flames but found no fire damage inside. The fire appeared to be in the attic area between an interior and exterior wall behind a facade. Crews continued to flow water in that narrow space and were able to get the fire contained quickly and had it under control by 1 p.m.

The incident commander called for a second alarm due to the size and type of the affected structure.

Residents evacuated from the building quickly and property management was on scene to assist the residents and the incident commander. There were no injuries to residents or firefighters.

The American Red Cross is working with property management and the fire marshal to determine the number of residents displaced. Investigators have started the the task of determining the cause and origin of the fire. Between four and 12 apartments are affected but primarily with smoke and water damage.

The fire marshal will determine when it is safe to restore power to the building and allow residents in the unaffected units to return.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here