Tag Archives: Fire

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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Incoming cold front could mean more severe smoke conditions

By on April 11th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:22 pm

Wildfires in North Central Florida continue to burn with the County Line fire causing most area smoke.  Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM’s Michael Cadigan says the haze is causing problems along area roadways.

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Fires continue at Osceola National Forest

By on April 10th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:32 pm

Fire continues to spread in the Osceola National Forest, leaving firefighters with a tough battle. As Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Katiana Krawchenko reports, a very large portion of land is still in flames.

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Obstacles continue in fight against Clay County fire

By on March 12th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 4:36 pm

Smoke and falling trees are becoming a hazard as Clay County Fire Rescue attempts to control the Caribbean Circle fire. Clay County Fire Rescue Captain Bernita Bush says the crew is handling the flames the best it can. Bush adds [...]

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Caribbean Circle fire contained, but draining Clay County fire resources

By on March 7th, 2012 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 1:36 pm

Florida Forestry officials are amping up containment lines around a brush fire near Keystone Heights. Clay County Fire Rescue Captain Bernita Bush says teams are surveying the area for any potential damage. The fire is about 200 acres at this [...]

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