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Fire officials: No foul play in Palm Harbor storage facility blaze

PALM HARBOR — Investigators have determined that a fire that destroyed dozens of boats and vehicles at a storage facility here last week was not suspicious, Palm Harbor Fire Rescue announced Wednesday.

Officials also estimated the damage from the fire at $4 million to $5 million.

The blaze at Florida West Covered Storage, 4470 Alt. U.S. 19, shortly after midnight March 26 destroyed nine boats, two classic cars, one retired military vehicle, 32 RVs and the building they were stored in.

About 30 other RVs stored in two nearby buildings also sustained fire exposure damage, officials said.

The Palm Harbor fire marshal is scheduled to meet with insurance adjustors Thursday afternoon.

The investigation, which involves several agencies, including the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents and a state fire marshal, will be completed in July.

Fire officials: No foul play in Palm Harbor storage facility blaze 04/02/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 5:50pm]
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