MANATEE -- One person was injured in a house fire in East Manatee early Thursday, according to Southern Manatee Fire Rescue.
About 3:35 a.m., firefighters responded to a fire in the 4900 block of 26th Avenue East. They found heavy smoke and flames showing from a single-story house.
All of the occupants were outside, but one person did suffer minor first- and second-degree burns to their hands, according to a news release. They were taken to a local hospital for treatment.
The house suffered severe smoke, heat and water damage.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation, according to the report.