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Raw video & radio traffic: Tampa, FL building fire with collapse from 2000.

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TampaFireResQ posted this video with radio traffic from an August 11, 2000 fire at a large vacant building that, until earlier in the year, housed the Blue Ribbon Super Market fire in Ybor City. Here’s the description with the video:

This was the second major fire in Ybor City during the summer of 2000.
Raw video by TFR Video 1, Chuck Sutnick.

There is an interesting story about the building and this fire from the St. Petersburg Times:

Just after 4 p.m. Friday, architect Ken Kroger was on the phone to Austria, giving good news to the developer of a new Ybor City dance club. Building permits were clinched, he said, and they had closed on the $3.5-million renovation loan.

Power had been restored to the historic, brick building just half an hour earlier.

Then someone told him the building was on fire.

Sprinting two blocks from his office to the old Blue Ribbon Supermarket building on Seventh Avenue, Kroger saw the flames. He got developer Roland Penetsdorfer back on the phone.

“He thought it was a joke,” Kroger said. “They’re just in shock.”

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Comments - Add Yours

  • Fire21

    Nothing like a boarded-up building to keep us out while the fire grows!

  • Anonymous

    Why do we have the truck operator on the turn table in the hot zone by the overhead wires with no turn out gear on??? We are our own worst enemy! THOSE WHO DON’T LEARN FROM HISTORY ARE DOOMED TO REPEAT IT!!!!!! LETS WAKE UP PEOPLE, ONE MORE INJURY OR L.O.D.D. IS ONE TO MANY. THIS IS A EASY ONE TO FIX. THE MOST BASIC OF FIREFIGHTING OPERATIONS START WITH ONE’S OWN PROTECTION THEN YOUR PARTNER’S THEN THE PUBLIC’S. WE NEED EVERY EDGE WE CAN GET TO GET EVERYONE BACK HOME SAFE. THIS IS A NO BRAINER TO COMPLY WITH.

  • Big Mose

    And I thought Incident Command was dead. I wonder if these guys do boardwalks??