TAMPA — A Monday morning fire at a recycling plant that sent up billows of smoke that could be seen for miles was caused by a container of fireworks, investigators said Wednesday.
The Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Investigations Unit determined that the material ignited when it was being processed for recycling. The agency classified the fire as accidental.
The fire, at One Steel Recycling at 4943 Port Sutton Road, required more than 75 people working for 19 hours to extinguish. No one was injured.