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Fire near restaurant in Tampa

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Tampa Fire Rescue responds to 3 alarm fire on W. Columbus Drive in Tampa Tampa Fire Rescue responds to 3 alarm fire on W. Columbus Drive in Tampa
More than 60 Tampa Firefighters responded to the fire at Bayside Scooters on W. Columbus Drive. More than 60 Tampa Firefighters responded to the fire at Bayside Scooters on W. Columbus Drive.
Bayside Scooter, 3304 W. Columbus Dr. in Tampa was destroyed by fire today Bayside Scooter, 3304 W. Columbus Dr. in Tampa was destroyed by fire today
TAMPA, FL (WFLA) -

Eastbound lanes of Columbus Drive at Himes and Lincoln avenues were closed for a few hours Friday due to a fire near La Teresita Supermercado Strip center in Tampa, according to Tampa Fire Rescue officials.

More than 60 firefighters responded to a 3-alarm structure fire about noon. They said it engulfed a scooter business structure near La Teresita Plaza at 3304 W. Columbus Drive. The fire was under brought under control in 30 minutes according to TFR.

Firefighters say a worker using welding equipment on a scooter at Bayside Scooters ignited it's gasoline tank. The fire then intensified and spread to multiple other scooters.

The business next door, Alberto's Barber Styling sustained smoke damage.

Tampa Police were at the scene too. Officers closed the eastbound lanes of Columbus Drive for traffic during the fire.

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