BRADENTON, Fla. – On Monday, Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue units responded to a report of multi-unit home on fire at 1439 45th Avenue Circle West in Bradenton. First units were on scene in under 4 minutes and found a large amount of smoke coming from a ground floor unit. Initial reports were that no people were inside but there were possibly two large dogs in the ground floor unit.
Crews forced entry into that unit and found heavy smoke and heat conditions inside. The two dogs were found and brought out of the home. On scene crews attempted to revive the pets but they died at the scene.
The fire was quickly extinguished and the entire structure was searched and no people were found inside. A total of 4 engines, 1 ladder truck, 1 ambulance,
2 Chief Officers, 1 Training Captain, 1 Fire Marshal and 2 Inspectors responded to the scene. The cause of the fire is undetermined after investigation. The building and property suffered approximately 20 thousand dollars of damage.
The Red Cross was notified and is assisting 3 displaced families. There were no injuries to civilians or Fire Department Personnel.