On the early morning hours of Friday, June 17, 2016, Southern Manatee Fire Rescue District Engine 351 and Engine 331 responded to assist Sarasota County Fire Department with a 6 Alarm Fire at 925 Packinghouse Road. The fire involved an old wood frame packinghouse that dated back to early 50’s that was surrounded by other wood frame buildings. Sarasota County Fire Department Station #9 was the first on scene and reported a working fire with engulfed the entire packinghouse. Due to the intensity of this fire, surrounding exposures and being located right next to I-75, this fire went to 6 Alarms.

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