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Furniture store a 'loss' following 2-alarm fire in Ruskin, fire rescue says

One person was treated on scene and sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, fire rescue authorities say.

RUSKIN, Fla. — A furniture store that doubled as a storage building caught fire Tuesday afternoon in Ruskin, causing heavy smoke and flames through the roof.

Hillsborough County Fire Rescue said the two-alarm fire started around 4:15 p.m. at Wild Bill's Appliance & Furniture at 109 South U.S. Hwy 41 -- near a fleet of U-Haul trucks.

Fire rescue battled the fire from the ground and air for around 90 minutes. One patient was treated on scene, fire rescue says, before they were sent to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. 

Fire rescue says the building is a loss and was owned by the same property owners as the U-haul rental business next door. 

U.S. 41 has been shut down in both directions. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined as authorities continue to investigate. 

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