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Palm River store evacuated after kitchen fire

TBO.com staff
Published:   |   Updated: May 22, 2014 at 12:53 PM

A firefighter sustained minor injuries in a kitchen fire today at a Winn-Dixie in Palm River.

According to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, the fire was caused by grease from a commercial chicken rotisserie oven at the store, at 7851 Palm River Road.

The store manager safely evacuated all customers and employees from the store, and a firefighter suffered minor injuries and was hospitalized for evaluation, officials say.

The fire was contained to the kitchen area, officials say.

The store is again open, officials say.

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