Tag Archives: Fire

12 Residents Seek Shelter After Explosion At Southwest Villas Apartment

By on January 23rd, 2015 | Last updated: January 23, 2015 at 4:20 pm

An explosion at Southwest Villas on Thursday night displaced 12 residents. The cause of the explosion is unknown.

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Homeless Brace For Cold Snap

By 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.

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Two People Die in Levy County Home Fire

By 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 […]

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Gainesville house fire sparks safety advisory

By and on January 24th, 2014 | Last updated: January 25, 2014 at 2:44 pm

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.

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Butler Plaza Best Buy’s Solar Panels Caught Fire

By on November 4th, 2013 | Last updated: November 5, 2013 at 6:56 am

(Image credit: Lauren Moore)
A fire behind a portion of Butler Plaza was caused by solar panels

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Lake City Police Officer Killed In Fire

By 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.

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Campfire ban issued for the Ocala National Forest

By 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.

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In the News: defense attorney charged with DUI, house fire, senate rejects Medicaid expansion, Rome tourism rooting for American Pope

By 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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On I-75 crash anniversary, highway patrol urges caution during brush fire

By 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.

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Conrolled burns could limit Florida wildfires

By 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.

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