Fire damages Lealman tire store on 66th Street

LEALMAN, Fla. - Thick black smoke was seen billowing from a tire and auto store on 66th Street North Wednesday morning.

The intersection of 66th Street and 54th Avenue North was shut down while firefighters knocked down the blaze with specialized foam.

The call came in shortly before 10:30 a.m. at 66th Street Tire and Auto.

One of the business owners, Safwat Shakshouk was slightly injured and was treated on the scene.

Investigators say the fire was started by a discarded cigarette.

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