Brush fire in Palmetto contained

(Source: Manatee County Sheriff's Office)

PALMETTO, Fla. (WFLA) – A brush fire broke out in Palmetto Monday afternoon.

Firefighters responded to a location on 33rd Street West just before 3 p.m.

The North River Fire Department, Manatee County Sheriff’s Office and FPL blocked off traffic on the street between U.S. 41 and 5th Avenue West.

A power line was down while a smoking transformer was put out.

The fire has been contained.

The cause is unknown and the investigation is ongoing.


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