TAMPA, Fla. – Tampa Fire Rescue received a call at 10:11 p.m. Monday night reporting that mulch was on fire outside of Duffy’s Sports Grill, 1580 North Dale Mabry Highway.
The first crew on scene determined that it had spread into one of the walls. According to the fire investigator’s incident report, firefighters “extinguished a fire in the front wall facade of the building.
Investigation revealed that a fire occurred in the mulch area where the cigarette receptacle is and spread to the building and inside the wall. The fire caused moderate damage to the facade around the front entrance with minor smoke and water damage in the rest of the building.”
The investigator determined that it was caused by “Improperly discarded smoking material.”
The fire was under control at 10:59 p.m. according to Fire officials and no injuries reported.
According to the report, the estimated damage to the building and contents is $85,000.
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