Fire officials investigate cause of Manatee blaze

MANATEE - Fire department officials were investigating the cause of a fire this morning that damaged two workshop sheds located to the rear of a house in the 5200 block of 39th Avenue East.

About 5:15 a.m., Southern Manatee Fire Rescue responded and found the unoccupied structures burning. The fire had been discovered by the homeowner and his sons, according to a news release.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze within minutes, and no one was injured.

Southern Manatee Fire Rescue was investigating the cause of the fire.