An explosion and resulting fire at Southwest Villas on Jan. 22 that displaced 12 residents was caused by arson. Two suspects have been charged with grand theft and fraudulent insurance claims.
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By Leah Harding on October 30th, 2014 | Last updated: December 8, 2014 at 3:22 pm
Gainesville’s homeless prepare for the cold, and local shelters are ready to provide additional help.
By Virginia Hamrick on August 20th, 2014 | Last updated: August 20, 2014 at 6:08 pm
Local law enforcement and the State Fire Marshal’s Office are investigating a mobile home fire that occurred in Levy County early Wednesday morning. Lt. Scott Tummond of Levy County Sheriff’s Office said the Bronson Fire Department responded to calls at […]
Gainesville Fire Rescue put out flames Friday morning caused by a flue pipe in the home’s fireplace. Officials are encouraging residents to follow safety tips and service their heating implements.
By Katina Prokos on November 4th, 2013 | Last updated: November 5, 2013 at 6:56 am
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A fire behind a portion of Butler Plaza was caused by solar panels
By Forrest Smith on October 31st, 2013 | Last updated: October 31, 2013 at 9:37 am
A Lake City police officer was killed, and a second officer injured, in a house fire early Thursday morning.
By Jesse Pagan on April 4th, 2013 | Last updated: April 4, 2013 at 4:13 pm
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service issued Wednesday a temporary, mandatory ban on campfires in the Ocala National Forest.
By Cassandra Ganter on March 12th, 2013 | Last updated: March 12, 2013 at 12:14 pm
Local defense attorney, Thomas Edwards, charged with DUI after hit and run | Gainesville.com – Gainesville criminal defense attorney Thomas Edwards, 55, faces charges of driving under the influence Saturday afternoon on southbound I-75. Edwards, who is a partner in the Gainesville […]
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By Meg Wagner on January 29th, 2013 | Last updated: January 29, 2013 at 5:18 pm
On the anniversary of the I-75 crash that killed 11, Florida officials are urging drivers to be cautious near brush fire in Hamilton County.
By Marc Whiteman on January 29th, 2013 | Last updated: January 29, 2013 at 12:25 pm
The Florida Park Service is raising awareness about prescribed fires, which burn foliage that could otherwise feed uncontrollable fires.