Fire destroys Largo strip mall

Published July 6, 2015

LARGO — A devastating fire destroyed five local businesses in a shopping center Sunday morning.

Largo deputy fire chief David Mixson said the fire probably started at the House of Shades, Lamps, Lighting and Fans, at 12590 Seminole Blvd. Fire department officials arrived at the scene shortly after midnight.

The businesses destroyed include the Fireplace Restaurant and Debbie's Salon Hair and Nails.

Officials are still investigating the cause of the fire, with the estimated damage at about $3 million.