Crews respond to fire at 4 Rivers BBQ in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – A fire broke out at a popular barbecue restaurant in South Tampa Wednesday night.

Eight units responded to 4 Rivers BBQ, which is on the corner of S. MacDill Av and W. Swann Av. after it caught fire.

Firefighters determined the fire was caused by a freezer unit beside the fryer area in the kitchen.

The restaurant’s automatic sprinkler system was able to keep the fire from spreading outside the area of the freezer.

The fire was brought under control by 11:25 p.m.

Officials say the building sustained $200,000 worth of fire, smoke and water damage.

Fortunately, no one was inside the building when it caught fire.

This is a developing story. Stay on for more information.

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