5-alarm fire forces evacuation of homes, businesses in Bradenton

Fire burning several businesses, and the fire may continue for hours.

BRADENTON, Fla. -- A five-alarm fire has forced the evacuation of several homes, businesses and a daycare near 44th Avenue East and 14th Street on Thursday afternoon.

The fire was reported about noon at a warehouse for Callaghan Tire, 4421 12th St. Court E. More than 100 firefighters are on the scene. Manatee County deputies are in the area blocking traffic.

Traffic is blocked on 44th Avenue East from 9th Street East to 15th Street, according to deputies.

The daycare had 60 children and 24 staff members.

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