PALM HARBOR, Fla. (970 WFLA) – Fire investigators from several different agencies have worked together investigating a fire that occurred at the Florida West Covered Storage facility.
Officials say at this time the fire does not appear suspicious and that a final investigation report is expected to be complete sometime in July pending any other findings.
Investigators say the estimated dollar loss is between four and five million dollars in damages. They also say they’re still looking into what caused it.
Officials say the majority of fire damage was confined to building B and C, however, there was fire exposure to vehicles in building A and D on either side.
Firefighters say the 25mph winds were a contributing factor to the quick spread of the fire and the exposure to the other buildings.
Palm Harbor firefighters say building B and C (23,000sq ft) consisted of 48 spaces all of which are a total loss including 9 boats, 2 classic cars, 1 retired military vehicle, and 32 RV motor homes. Building A had fire exposure damage to 24 RV's and building C had fire exposure damage to 7 RV's.
The PalmHarbor fire marshal will be meeting with insurance adjusters Thursday April 3, 2014 from 12:00p to 2:00pm bringing them up to speed and allowing them to conduct their private investigations.