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Explosion damages fire engine during Florida warehouse fire. Three-alarms at electrical firm in Tampa area.

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This is from a fire yesterday in an 11,000 square-foot warehouse for  an electrical firm in the Tampa, Florida area.


Hillsborough County firefighters responded to a 3-alarm fire at Electrical Engineering in the 6100 block of Hartford Street in an unincorporated part of the city between Progress Village and South Tampa.

According to the company's website, Electrical Engineering does high voltage testing and line work as well as industrial and commercial electrical work. 

From TBO.com:

One fire truck was damaged as firefighters battled the blaze at Electrical Engineering Enterprises, 6115 Hartford St., authorities said. The property is near Progress Village, east of Tampa.

"There was an explosion shortly after they arrived and they didn't have time to move the truck," said David Travis, an interim assistant chief with Hillsborough County Fire Rescue.

Travis said the company refurbishes transformers, a process that requires gallons of mineral oil, as well as propane tanks to power forklifts.


Some of the materials in the warehouse made battling the blaze a tricky endeavor for firefighting crews from Hillsborough County.

“There’s a lot of material, combustible material inside the facility including mineral oil, mineral spirits and other materials like that,” said David Travis with Hillsborough County Fire and Rescue. “They also had some propane tanks which caused several explosions. It made it quite challenging.”

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