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Recently installed alarm alerts firefighters

Waterman’s Crossing resident Naomi Jackson, 23, waits to get back in her unit at 4515 N Rome Ave. The complex drew the city’s wrath recently when an inspection revealed fire safety issues.

KAINAZ AMARIA | Times

Waterman’s Crossing resident Naomi Jackson, 23, waits to get back in her unit at 4515 N Rome Ave. The complex drew the city’s wrath recently when an inspection revealed fire safety issues.

TAMPA — Workers at the 403-unit Waterman's Crossing Apartments smelled smoke Tuesday and pulled a fire alarm. The alarm worked. That, in itself, marked progress for a complex that drew the wrath of city officials two months ago when inspections found numerous smoke detectors and fire alarms that didn't work.

Tampa fire Capt. Bill Wade said Tuesday's fire, which appeared to be electrical in nature, started in a vacant apartment.

Firefighters broke through the walls and ceiling to reach the smoldering wiring. Wade said a fire investigator would be asking Tampa code enforcement to make sure the wiring meets regulations.

Recently installed alarm alerts firefighters 11/11/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 11:31pm]

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