Tampa furniture store destroyed in overnight fire

TAMPA, Fla. – An overnight fire destroyed a used furniture store.

Tampa Fire Rescue responded to the structure fire at Southern Used Furniture around 10:35 p.m. Sunday.

One firefighter sustained minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital. No other injuries were reported.

The store's owner was in the building at the time of the fire, but was able to escape unharmed.

Firefighters contained the blaze to one unit, preventing major damage to nearby businesses.

A release from Tampa Fire Rescue estimated the store's damage at $165,000. The building is a total loss.

Authorities are trying to determine the cause of the fire.

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