Tag Archives: Fire

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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Ocala firefighters extinguish apartment complex fire

By on January 24th, 2013 | Last updated: January 31, 2013 at 2:32 pm

Ocala Fire Rescue extinguished a fire at the Paddock Park Apartment complex Thursday morning. There were no injuries reported.

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Wind-driven fire destroys Brooker home

By on January 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: January 27, 2013 at 7:11 pm

A mobile home near Brooker is uninhabitable due to a combination of a house fire and windy conditions on Tuesday morning.

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Ocala Waffle House temporarily closed after fire

By on January 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: January 22, 2013 at 4:48 pm

No injuries were reported after a grill at the Ocala Waffle House caught fire.

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Carbon monoxide sickens five in Ocala

By on November 2nd, 2012 | Last updated: November 2, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Ocala firefighters rescued five victims of carbon monoxide poisoning from a home at 1008 NE 17th Ave. Thursday morning.

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U.S. Forest Service acquires new fire-fighting equipment

By and on June 14th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:02 am

The U.S. Forest Service has awarded contracts to four companies to provide a total of seven next-generation airtankers to fight wildfires. This is an addition to the eight additional aircrafts added to the fleet yesterday. Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FMs Robert Lopez spoke […]

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Fire destroys several Gainesville businesses

By on May 24th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:13 pm

A fire early Wednesday morning destroyed a building on Northwest 53rd Avenue in Gainesville which was home to five businesses.  WUFT-TV’s Catherine Awasthi reports.

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Solid signs of progress at the County Line fire

By on April 23rd, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:28 pm

The County Line Fire Management team will begin reducing in size today. Fire Information Officer John Bearer says fewer people are needed because the fire along the Columbia-Baker County border has reduced in size. He says the management team is […]

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Scheduled burn hopes to kill fuel around County Line fire

By on April 16th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:20 pm

A cold front is expected to bring showers and thunderstorms through North Central Florida this week, and Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Fernanda Ponce says the rain could play a big part in our current fire condition.

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