MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. -- A fire broke out inside a bio-diesel tank at Port Manatee on Sunday, according to authorities.

  • Fire broke out inside bio-diesel tank at Port Manatee
  • Bio-fuel is believed to be palm oil based
  • No injuries have been reported

Fire crews responded to 804 North Dock Street after Port security reported the fire.

When firefighters arrived at the scene, they found smoke coming from a 180,000-gallon tank. The tank contained about 60,000 gallons at the bottom.

The tank sustained some structural damage, according to fire chief Michael Rampino.

Crews used about 3,500 gallons of foam to put out the fire.

Multiple agencies, including Hillsborough County Fire Rescue and the Tampa Fire Department, responded to the scene.

Fire officials said the bio-fuel is believed to be palm oil based.

No injuries have been reported.

The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

No other details were immediately available.