VIDEO: Firefighters battled a stubborn fire in northwest Miami-Dade early Tuesday morning.
It happened in the area of NW 10th Avenue and 119th Street.
This is what Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said happened:
“When units arrived they found two live wires down and an active fire burning trees and a grassy area nearby. The crews were able to isolate and contain the fire to its original source, protecting a nearby home and business. There were propane tanks adjacent to the fire making the firefight more dangerous.”
Adjacent structures were evacuated.
There were no injuries reported.
CBS-TV 4 News Miami
The Fort Walton Beach Fire Department has been awarded the Assistance to Firefighters Grant for $202,857.14. The City will contribute $10,142.86 totaling the grant project at $213,000. The department applied for the FEMA grant in October 2018 to pay for 30 new self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), a device worn by firefighters to provide breathable air in harmful environments. The department’s current SCBA are more than 13 years old, obsolete and out of compliance. The new equipment will be purchased prior to the end of this year.
“The health and safety of our first responders is vital to the protection of our community. We have been in need of new breathing apparatus for quite some time, but have delayed upgrades because of budget constraints,” said Fire Chief Ken Perkins.
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
A firefighter was transported to the hospital after a Clearwater business caught fire Tuesday night.
Clearwater Fire and Rescue responded to a call of a structure fire in the 500 block of South Missouri Avenue.
No one was inside but the flames spread quickly.
The firefighter was taken to Morton Plant Hospital and is expected to be released.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
WFTS Action News
VIDEO: Residents of an Orlando apartment complex had to be evacuated Wednesday morning after a fire broke out in one of the units.
Orange County Fire Rescue responded to the 3400 block of Goldenrod Road where a fire began in an apartment on the 1st floor.
According to Fire Rescue, a woman in the apartment at Cranes Landing was sleeping when the blaze started and she managed to escape. Firefighters rescued one cat from the apartment. Several people in the surrounding units were also evacuated from the building.
Firefighters say they also rescued five cats from a 2nd floor unit. The woman whose apartment it started in was treated for smoke inhalation and taken to the hospital.
All of the cats are doing fine.
It took fire crews about 10 minutes to extinguish the flames.
WOFL-TV MyFox Orlando 35
VIDEO: Firefighters are investigating the cause of a fire that sparked Tuesday night at the Confederate Point Apartments.
Michelle Ivory lives in the building where the fire occurred. She said she had just gotten home when she noticed the smoke coming from her building.
"It was really thick. It was, like blazing," Ivory said.
Ivory is a nurse who was concerned about her neighbors getting out safely, especially an elderly man whom she says lives under the apartment that caught on fire. She said she helped him evacuate his apartment then she called 911.
“This could have been something way worse had I not pulled up," Ivory said. "We could have had a dead person in there."
A firefighter said when they arrived, flames were shooting from this second-floor balcony.
WJXT-TV CBS 4 Jacksonville
A celebration of life will be held for Jacksonville firefighter Brian McCluney who was never found after he and a firefighter from Virginia went missing during a fishing trip back in August.
The celebration is scheduled for Oct. 25 at the North Jacksonville Baptist Church and the public is invited, according to Brian McCluney's wife, Stephanie McCluney.
Brian McCluney and Fairfax, Va. firefighter Justin Walker, were last seen going fishing in the Port Canaveral area on Aug. 16.
Stephanie McCluney said the trip was supposed to be short and was to pay respects to Brian McCluney's father, who died earlier in the summer.
Their disappearance sparked a large search that included multiple agencies such as the U.S. Coast Guard and hundreds of volunteers.
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