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Fire at Tampa motel closes Hillsborough Avenue during rush hour

TAMPA — A small fire in a Tampa motel closed Hillsborough Avenue for over an hour Friday morning. No one was injured in the fire.

Tampa Fire Rescue received the call a little after 9 a.m., according to spokesman Capt. Bill Wade, and firefighters responded to smoke coming from the Rex Motel at 2939 W Hillsborough Ave. The fire, which damaged two rooms, was extinguished within 45 minutes.

Westbound Hillsborough Avenue was closed at Habana Avenue while rescue workers put out the fire, but the lanes were reopened around 10:30 a.m.

Investigators are trying to interview three men that lived in the room where the fire originated, Wade said. The cause of the blaze has not yet been determined.

Fire at Tampa motel closes Hillsborough Avenue during rush hour 10/01/10 [Last modified: Friday, October 1, 2010 10:43am]
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