Large fire at the Port of Tampa, at Trademark Metals Recycling, is under investigation

3:14 PM, Oct 19, 2013   |    comments
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Tampa, Florida -- Tampa Fire Rescue crews fought a large sheet metal fire Friday evening at Trademark Metals Recycling in the Port of Tampa. 

Fire rescue was called out to the fire on Maritime Boulevard around 7:23 p.m. on October 18.  Crews used foam to reach deep-seated fire pockets that were confined in the bottom of the pile. Trademark facility workers are operating large cranes to disassemble the large pile of metal scrap that was involved in fire in efforts to further reach any potential hot spots. 

See also: More pictures of the fire 

The fire took about an hour and a half to extinguished. There were no reported injuries to facility workers or firefighters. 

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 

See also: Photos of 2011 Port of Tampa scrap metal fire

This is not the first fire at Trademark Metals. A massive fire in 2011 was two-and-a half stories high and burned more than nine hours. The exact cause of that fire was never discovered but investigators believe it was accidental. 

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