Florida Matrix Corp. Warehouse Fire Loss Estimated at $1.5 Million

July 8, 2009

Authorities say a fire destroyed a Tampa Bay warehouse, causing an estimated $1.5 million in damage.

The Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office reports that the fire began Sunday night at the Matrix Limited Corp. warehouse in Safety Harbor.

Detectives say the 13,500-square-foot building was used to store team sports uniforms and athletic footwear for various sporting goods catalogs.

Officials described the building as a total loss. That includes $500,000 for the warehouse and around $1 million for the contents.

It’s not clear what started the blaze, but state fire officials will continue to investigate.

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