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Crews at fire near University Square Mall

Published:   |   Updated: October 24, 2013 at 07:42 PM

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.

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