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Fire in Tampa's drug abuse treatment facility

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An automatic fire alarm went off at Tampa substance abuse treatment facility DACCO Monday evening. Tampa Fire Rescue crews arrived to 4422 East Columbus Dr. in four minutes and confirmed the light smoke coming from the building.

TFR crews evacuated DACCO's staff and about 75 in-patient clients. They discovered an electric short in the overhead door motor caused the fire.

It took the crew of 35 firefighters over half an hour to contain the fire.

Firefighters told us, nobody was injured. They estimated the damage to the facility to be about $1100.

Rescue crews let the staffers and the patrons back in the building.

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