Story Tools

Date of Issue: November 18, 2009

Fire damages northwest Bradenton home

West Manatee Fire Rescue was alerted at 2:43 a.m. Nov. 11 to a house fire in the 1100 block of 64th Street in Bradenton.

Firefighters from West Manatee Fire Rescue along, with assistance from the Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue and Bradenton Fire Department, responded Nov. 11 to an early morning house fire in the 1100 block of 64th Street N.W. in Bradenton.
Islander Photo: Courtesy WMFR

The occupants of the home were awakened by the sound of the fire that began in a garage and called 911 as they fled the structure through the front door, a WMFR press release stated.

Units from WMFR and Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue responded to the scene at 2:56 a.m. and had the fire under control within the hour.

The Bradenton Fire Department also sent a unit and on-scene medical care was provided by Manatee County Emergency Medical Services, the release said.

The fire was contained to the garage, but the house suffered extensive smoke and water damage estimated at $100,000-$200,000.