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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.
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