Hillsborough County Fire Rescue said a fire heavily damaged three apartments this afternoon and caused heavy smoke and water damage to three or four additional apartments.
Five adults were displaced in the 5:40 p.m. fire at 2804 University Square Drive, which is near Tampa’s University Square Mall.
When firefighters arrived, heavy flames and smoke already were showing from a single apartment unit. The fire spread to two adjacent units, said Ronnie Rivera, a fire rescue spokesman.
The fire was extinguished in 20 minutes. The cause of the fire isn’t yet known.
There were no injuries, Rivera said.