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Yuengling brewery fire causes $1M in damage

Yuengling brewery fire in Tampa, Fla. caused an estimated $1 million in damage and took about an hour to control, according to authorities. The Yuengling brewery fire started Saturday evening. 

Authorities say a fire in a storage building at a Yuengling Brewery complex in Tampa has caused an estimated $1 million in damage and took about an hour to control.

The Tampa Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/HmwWOC ) workers were evacuated safely when the Yuengling brewery fire erupted Saturday evening.

Tampa Fire Rescue Capt. Lonnie Benniefield released the damage estimate early Sunday. A Tampa Fire Rescue statement says the fire has been ruled accidental by investigators, and they are still seeking the exact cause.

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Authorities say dozens of firefighters backed by aerial ladder trucks put out the blaze and one firefighter suffered a minor injury and was treated at a hospital and released.

Yuengling is the oldest brewery in the U.S. It was founded in 1829. The company is based in Pottsville, Pa.

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