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Three alarm structure fire at Clearwater storage unit facility

Crews from Clearwater Fire & Rescue and Clearwater Police were dispatched to a storage facility located at 1303 North Myrtle Avenue N in Clearwater. The call for service was at approximately 9:06 p.m. on Monday, July 13, 2020.

Multiple calls were received from neighbors about smoke and flames coming from the roof of the storage facility.

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Arriving crews quickly evacuated the residents from the homes on the east side of the building due to the large number of embers blowing into that direction. Nearby trees were also beginning to burn from the intense fire.

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Structure fire in Clearwater

The fire quickly grew to three alarms and firefighters from Safety Harbor, Dunedin, Largo and Palm Harbor also responded.

A total of 18 storage units were destroyed and multiple other units were damaged.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Clearwater fire investigators and representatives of the State Fire Marshal’s office are on scene early this morning conducting an investigation.

No official reports of any injuries. Updates will be provided here on IONTB.com


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