Tampa fire crews battle large brush pile fire in south Tampa

Hillsborough County

TAMPA (WFLA) – Tampa Fire Rescue crews are on scene attempting to put out a brush pile fire in south Tampa.

Fire rescue officials say the fire is in the West Shore area of South Tampa at the intersection of Millbrook Avenue and West Fair Oaks Avenue.

Crews found heavy flames coming from a very large brush pile located next to a large metal bin used for permitted burning.

Investigators on scene have determined that embers from the burn bin spread to the nearby brush pile which caused a massive fire to spread.

According to crews, due to the distance from the nearest hydrants on West Shore Boulevard., crews had to lay more than 2,000 feet of hose to successfully battle the blaze. Crews have the fire contained but will remain on scene to ensure there is no danger of spread to residential areas.

There were no injuries reported at the scene.

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