Large Fire Damages Store Inside Tampa Shopping Center

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a fire caused extensive damage to a Tampa retail store.

Local news outlets report that the blaze happened Monday night at the Big and Deals Supercenter.

Firefighters say they found heavy smoke and flames shooting from a corner of the building when they arrived. No injuries were reported.

Several crews worked to put out the fire, which was upgraded to a third alarm. The intersection near the center was also closed.

One of the store employees said all four of the staffers working in the building were accounted for and got out safely.

The Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating the blaze.

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