Dumpster fire in Bradenton under investigation

Dumpster fire in Bradenton under investigation

acastillo@bradenton.comMay 28, 2014 

MANATEE -- Firefighters with Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue responded to a call Wednesday morning of a fire.

Two Dumpsters caught on fire at approximately 11:30 a.m. behind a shopping center in the 6000 block of 26th Street West, said Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue Chief Jeffrey Hoyle.

"It's currently under investigation," Hoyle said over the phone Wednesday afternoon, adding that the State Fire Marshal was called to assist.

There were no injuries and no structural damage to the building, Hoyle said..

"There was damage to the Dumpsters themselves," Hoyle said. "One was currently smoldering when we arrived and the second Dumpster had been burnt previously and had gone unreported and self-extinguished."

Hoyle went to the scene briefly and said it's too early to determine what the cause of the fire was.

Amaris Castillo, Law Enforcement/Island Reporter, can be reached at 941-745-7051. You can follow her on Twitter@AmarisCastillo.

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