PALMETTO (FOX 13) - A dangerous brush fire forced deputies to close U.S. Highway 41 near Port Manatee, the Manatee County Sheriff's Office said.
The fire broke out near a large pile of sulfur at the port. The view from SkyFOX showed at least a small section of the sulfur pile appeared to be smoldering.
Port officials say one firefighter was treated for smoke inhalation, along with a second unidentified victim.
Motorists should about the area during the evening commute.
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