Fire Destroys Ben’s Family Restaurant

Firefighters needed about an hour to get under control a two-alarm fire that destroyed Ben’s Family Restaurant in Brandon.

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue said it was called to the landmark restaurant, at 704 E. Brandon Blvd., about 5 p.m. Monday and saw heavy smoke and flames.

The restaurant was occupied and safely evacuated.

There were no injuries reported, but the building appears to be a total loss.

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