Cause of Brandon warehouse fire determined

Source: Hillsborough County Fire Rescue.

BRANDON, Fla. (WFLA) — Hillsborough County Fire Rescue responded to a two-alarm warehouse fire in Brandon on Wednesday.

Source: Hillsborough County Fire Rescue.

When firefighters arrived to the 400 block of Solar Drive around noon, they reported heavy smoke coming from inside the warehouse.

Firefighters quickly knocked down the fire and performed a check of the roof and inside the warehouse for any hidden fires or victims. None were found.

It was determined that the fire was caused by an employee who was draining fuel from a vehicle on a lift inside the warehouse.

One of the employee’s tools gave off a spark, which caught the gas that was draining from the vehicle on fire.

The fire grew too large for employees to handle and smoke started to fill the warehouse.

All employees evacuated and 911 was called.

It took firefighters approximately 30 minutes to knock down the fire.

There were no injuries reported.

 

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