Hillsborough Fire Rescue

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Battles 3-Alarm Apartment Complex Fire in Brandon

BRANDON, Fla. – Hillsborough County Fire Rescue is still on the scene of a 3-alarm fire at the Charleston Landings Apartments in Brandon. The 911 call was received around 12:30 PM this afternoon of smoke and flames coming from a 2-story residential building within the apartment complex on Delaney Cir.

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Upon arrival, HCFR firefighters found the flames had spread up into the
building’s large attic, so the incident commander upgraded to a 2nd and then a 3rd alarm due to the size of the structure, and the manpower needed to extinguish and evacuate it. Nearly 30 vehicles including engines, trucks,
rescues and other specialized vehicles responded to the scene.

Firefighters made sure all residents were safely evacuated, along with their
pets including several dogs, cats, and even a snake and bearded lizard. Crews immediately battled the flames with interior and exterior attacks as well as duel aerial attacks from our ladder trucks.

Firefighters had the fire under control within 45 minutes with no injuries to residents or firefighters. Eight apartments received fire and smoke damage, with a total of 16 units affected and 29 residents displaced. Red Cross was contacted to assist those families with food, shelter and other needs. The cause and origin of the blaze is under investigation at this time.

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