Clearwater Fire and Rescue is on the scene Monday morning after a fire broke out at Florida Environmental Care in Clearwater, a lawn care business on Sherwood Street, across from Clearwater Air Park.
Crews got the call just after 3:00 a.m. When they arrived, according to Chief Richard Riley, they found flames shooting out the front of the building. They immediately went on the attack and managed to hold the fire to the front of the building.
In the front are the offices. The back portion is the storage area where the equipment, like the lawn mowers are, along with the gas and oil for that equipment.
More than a dozen units were called out along with 50 firefighters to fight the blaze. They quickly brought it under control.
Two firefighters were taken to the hospital, but we have been told they are fine, the Chief saying, they mentioned they were feeling a little nauseous, so out of an abundance of precaution he had them head to the hospital. But Chief Riley stresses they are both walking and talking and they will be fine.
Crews are still on the scene looking for hotspots. The Fire Marshall is also on the scene now, trying to figure out what touched off this fire.