Charcoal Pallet Sets Small Fire In Tampa Store

Tampa Fire Rescue responded to a reported fire at the Colonial Grocers warehouse located at 4001 E Lake Ave at 8:35 a.m.

According to TFR, first responders saw light smoke coming from the northeast corner of the building. All occupants were evacuated.

Upon entry, firefighters found smoke coming from a pallet loaded with charcoal. Automatic sprinklers inside the store prevented the fire from spreading.

Firefighters doused the smoldering charcoal and ventilated the building. The fire was under control shortly after 9:00. No firefighters were injured. One civilian was treated at the scene and released.

Investigators from the Fire Marshal’s office are on scene to determine the cause of the fire.