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Date: Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:32:41
From: Lakeland Fire Department

MEDIA RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: 9/29/19
Contact: Capt. Matt Brown

Fire at Cash of America Pawn

Lakeland, FL – At approximately 10:33 PM on September 28th, the Lakeland Fire
Department (LFD) received a call from the Hamilton Alarm Company of a
structure fire at the Cash of America Pawn, located at Highway 98 North.
Upon arrival, crews observed smoke billowing around the roll-up door in the
rear of the business.

Fire crews forced entry into the structure and battled fire and dense smoke.
The fire was brought under control in less than 40 minutes. Fire crews also
forced entry into the adjacent business, Buddy’s Home Furnishings, and found
moderate smoke. Ventilation fans were set up to remove the smoke.

A total of eleven LFD units, one Polk County Fire Rescue (PCFR) Medic Unit,
and patrol units from the Lakeland Police Department (LPD) responded to the
scene.

No firefighter injuries were reported.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

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