The St. Petersburg Police Department is working to figure out what led to a man and woman dying following a fire Friday night.
Police say a call came in around 9:30 p.m. concerning a possible arson in the 5400 block of 14th Ave. N.
St. Petersburg Fire Rescue arrived and pulled two people from the home, according to a release. Officers say the man was dead and the woman was taken to the hospital in critical condition. The fire was put out around 1 a.m. Saturday.
Detectives say 67-year-old Charles Nelson died in the fire. His wife, Janet Nelson, had been in critical but stable condition. She died over the weekend, police said.
No other information was immediately available.
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The coronavirus pandemic is adding to the level of concern as South Florida monitors Tropical Storm Isaias.
Protecting first responders is vitally important while working which is why UV light fans were installed at the Miami-Dade County Emergency Operations Center. Fans equipped with ultraviolet lights are designed to help kill airborne virus particles. Other safety measures installed at the County EOC include acrylic shields, mandatory masks and social distancing protocols.
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Volunteers from the Red Cross responded to a fire Saturday in Fort Pierce that displaced three families.
The fire occurred in the 500 block of N. 6th Street at about 3:10 p.m., according to the St. Lucie County Fire District.
Crews said the fire caused damage to two units and affected five people.
The Red Cross said they provided assistance and recovery planning to the families.
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Walton County Fire Rescue celebrated the addition of two new apparatuses to its fleet of emergency vehicles this week.
At 9 a.m. Friday, July 31, Walton County Fire Rescue introduced two new four wheel drive ambulances with a traditional “wet-down and push-in ceremony.”
One of the ambulances will be placed into service at Station 1 in Paxton, and the second apparatus will be housed at the WCFR EMS station in Mossy Head.
“Protecting the homes, businesses, and citizens of Walton County is our top priority,” said Fire Chief Russell Beaty. “That’s why it is vital that our first responders are provided with the best equipment and training. The citizens of Paxton and Mossy Head can be proud that these resources will be serving them for many years to come.”
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PHOTO: Multiple law enforcement and fire rescue units were on the scene of a multi-vehicle crash in the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 at Mile Marker 229 on Friday. Two Trauma Alerts were issued and rescue crews freed both drivers, which had to be extricated from two of the trucks.
The Florida Highway Patrol said the crash involved three semi-trucks, including a tanker, and northbound I-95 was blocked for a significant time for the cleanup as crews had to deal with a diesel fuel leak as well as an oil leak from the tanker truck.
Brevard County Fire Rescue units, including Hazmat 48 as well as units from the City of Titusville, Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Aircare, First Flight, Florida Highway Patrol were on the call.
A child has been transported to the hospital after nearly drowning in Southwest Miami-Dade.
Miami-Dade Police and Fire Rescue crews responded to the Bonanza Equestrian Center, in the area of Southwest 123rd Avenue and 56th Street, just after 11 a.m., Friday.
The pediatric patient was transported to Kendall Regional Medical Center in stable condition, according to police.
The victim’s age has not yet been released.
7SkyForce HD hovered over the scene where several police cruisers could be seen parked outside of the center.
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