Tag Archives: Gainesville Fire Rescue

Explosion, Fire At Southwest Villas Apartment Found To Be Result Of Arson

By and on February 6th, 2015 | Last updated: February 6, 2015 at 12:34 pm

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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Majority Of Fire Inspections Don’t Check Out

By on January 27th, 2015 | Last updated: January 27, 2015 at 11:09 am

The newest data on Gainesville’s statGNV shows that over half of all existing buildings in Gainesville received some type of violation. These violations include broken emergency exit signs, incorrect outlet cover plates and untested sprinkler systems.

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Fire Resuce Officials Offer Tips To Heat Homes Safely

By on January 8th, 2015 | Last updated: January 8, 2015 at 5:22 pm

As a result of the recent cold front, Gainesville Fire Rescue reminds residents to take the necessary safety precautions while heating homes.

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Gainesville Localities Plan Impending Move; Fire Station Draws Plans

By on April 16th, 2014 | Last updated: April 16, 2014 at 4:16 pm

Eight months after Gainesville’s City Commission purchased a chunk of land home to three businesses, the localities are discussing their impending move.

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Students Evacuate UF Chemistry Building Due to ‘Minor Leak’

By on January 21st, 2014 | Last updated: January 23, 2014 at 11:36 am

UF Students and faculty evacuate Leigh Hall after alarms sound and Gainesville Fire Rescue respond to the incident.

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Florida Fights To Join 48 States In Safety Seat Law

By on November 14th, 2013 | Last updated: November 14, 2013 at 5:50 pm

Rep. Keith Perry fights to pass a bill that will require Florida to keep children between 4 and 7 years old and shorter than 4 feet and 9 inches in a booster seat while in a moving car. Florida is one of two states without a safety seat law for children older than 3.

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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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Gainesville Honors 9/11 Victims With Service, Good Deeds

By , and on September 11th, 2013 | Last updated: September 12, 2013 at 7:18 am

In 2009, Congress named Sept. 11 a National Day of Service and Remembrance to honor the victims of that infamous day. The bipartisan decision encouraged people to take action, and on Wednesday, the tradition continued in Gainesville.

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How the Gainesville Regional Airport Prepares for Plane Crashes

By on July 9th, 2013 | Last updated: September 6, 2013 at 4:35 pm

Although no major commercial airlines have crashed into Gainesville Regional Airport, there have been six fatalities in two accidents during the past decade — three in April 2006 and three in November 2008.

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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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