Harberson RV Fire Losses May Reach $3 Million
A three-alarm fire heavily damaged a warehouse and repair center for Harberson RV along Highway 19 in Pasco, Fla., late Monday (March 15), according to WFTS-TV, Tampa.
The damage estimate is expected to run as high as $3 million.
Fire crews rushed to the scene as smoke caused an evacuation of several homes behind the facility.
The warehouse stored propane tanks and had four RVs inside the 10,000-square-foot building.
One RV was parked near the building but it is not known the extent of damage to the recreational vehicles or building.
When fire crews arrived, explosions could be heard from inside the builiding, probably from propane, acetylene tanks and exploding tires, fire officials said.
At one point, a set of white metal doors were glowing red.
Due to the number of fire crews dispatched to the scene, Highway 19 was closed in the 2000 block for hours.
No reports of injuries and the cause is under investigation.
Harberson RV is a family business with three locations in the Tampa Bay area.