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Hotel near USF evacuated due to smoke from brush fire caused by downed power lines

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Posted at 3:11 PM, Mar 26, 2019

A La Quinta Inn in the USF area is being evacuated due to a brush fire caused by downed power lines.

According to Tampa Fire Rescue, it happened near Fowler Ave. and McKinley Dr.

The hotel was evacuated due to possible exposure.

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Tampa Fire Rescue said the fire was under control at about 3:55 Tuesday afternoon and guests were allowed back into their rooms by 4 p.m.