Firefigthters battle 2-alarm warehouse fire in Hillsborough

Posted at 3:37 PM, Oct 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-27 17:24:37-04

Firefighters are on the scene of a two-alarm fire at warehouse on Barry Road in northwest Hillsborough County.

Heavy smoke is billowing out of the metal roof of the building at 5828 Barry Road.

The business is listed as Renuit Supply Store, a janitorial supply company. 

According to a website, the warehouse contains cleaning supplies and other chemicals.

ABC Action News has learned there were several small explosions on site during the fire.

The warehouse fire on Barry Road is in an industrial area north of Tampa and just south of the Veterans Expressway exit to West Waters Avenue.

The Veterans Expressway, also known as State Road, 589, is experiencing intermittent closures just north of Hillsborough Avenue due to the fire, according to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue. 

The agency also tweeted some animals have escaped from the building and more are feared to be inside.

Stay with for updates.