Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Fire at Lockheed-Martin, Oldsmar, FL

Photo: Blue Star Aquarium Maintenance

Smoke from site about 5 miles away
photo: Blue Star Aquarium

There was a fire at Lockheed Martin Tactical 3655 Tampa Rd, Oldsmar, FL 34677. Smoke was bellowing  behind the main building and there was a peculiar smell in the air.

Bay News 9 also reported a multi-alarm fire at the site and said first responders were on the way to the plant. 

 photo: Bay News 9

Smoke still rising from behind the building photo: Blue Star Aquarium

Bay News 9 has a video that clearly shows the fire came from behind the main building:

Bay News 9 will post updates on this story:

Update: According to the Tampa Bay Times, The fire started at about 1:40pm. The fire started on the roof, where some roofing work was going on at the time. The complex appears to be one large interconnected building.

Mapquest aerial view of the building

More than 500 employees were evacuated. Fortunately, no one was injured.

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