Man burned by ‘glowing rocks’ at Anna Maria beach, hazmat team responding

A man is recovering after a walk on the beach turned into a trip to the hospital.



Manatee County Sheriff’s deputies responded Wednesday to a suspicious fire at a beach near Willow Avenue and Gulf Drive on Anna Maria. When they arrived they found a unknown metal object up in flames. The West Manatee Fire Department also responded and the fire was put out.

Deputies and public works employees then combed the area for any additional debris and removed some material with a rake and shovel. The item that was on fire was taken by public works.

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