An investigation is underway after a late night fire. Around  10:45 PM, Cedar Hammock Fire Rescue units responded to the 11-hundred block of  30-th Avenue west.

Cedar Hammock was assisted by Manatee County EMS and the Sheriff's Office. Crews found heavy smoke and flames coming from a single family home and immediately began an aggressive fire attack and search of the structure. The fire was brought under control within 15 minutes of units arriving on scene.

the cause of the blaze has yet to be determined. The building had $75–thousand dollars worth of damage and is considered a total loss.