Published: November 16, 2023
BARTOW, Fla. (Nov. 16, 2023) — Polk County Fire Rescue (PCFR) responded to a commercial structure fire at 2940 Combee Rd. S., Lakeland, on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 9:47 p.m.
Upon PCFR arrival, crews encountered heavy flames. They began working quickly to gain control of the fire and prevent it from spreading. While on scene, Polk County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) deputies advised PCFR units that they observed a possible suspect igniting the fire on video surveillance.
Sixteen PCFR crews responded to the scene. Additionally, one Lakeland Fire Department apparatus and multiple PCSO deputies responded. PCSO took one individual into custody that was believed to be involved.
“Our members continue to demonstrate readiness and timely mitigation of incidents across the county,” said Fire Chief Hezedean A. Smith, D.M.
Polk County Fire Rescue turned the investigation over to the State Fire Marshal’s Office and PCSO.
For further information, please reach out to the State Fire Marshal’s Office or PCSO.