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Monday, Jul 06, 2015
Historic Tampa cigar factory destroyed by fire
A vacant building that was once the La Mega - V. Guerrieri cigar factory in Palmetto Beach is a ìtotal lossî after a fire ravaged the brick structure overnight, according to Tampa Fire Rescue officials. LANCE ROTHSTEIN / STAFF
The former cigar factory, which has stood in Tampa’s Palmetto Beach neighborhood since 1899, suffered heavy damage to the first, second and third floors before it collapsed early Sunday morning.
From left, United States' Megan Rapinoe, Lauren Holiday, and Carli Lloyd celebrate after Lloyd scored her second goal of the match against Japan during the first half of the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Sunday, July 5, 2015. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
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