Man Charged With Arson In Ybor City Fire

Tampa, Fla. (970 WFLA)- Tampa Police have a man in custody who they say started a fire inside vacant bulding in Ybor City early Friday morning. 

Two Tampa Police officers were on patrol when they saw  smoke coming  from the old Ybor Resort & Spa at 1512 E 8th Ave. Tampa Fire Rescue responded and extinguished the fire. 

A man, later determined to be 46 year old Carroll DeMoss, was found in the building.   Tampa Fire Rescue  determined the cause of the fire to be arson.   After being interviewed, DeMoss was charged with illegally entering the property and setting the fire intentionally.

Damage to the building has been estimated at $3,000.   A fire at that location in March also was ruled an arson and caused an estimated $100,000 damage.

Photo Credit: Tampa Police

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