Tag Archives: Florida

Florida Wildfire Destroys 30 Structures

At least seven homes destroyed     NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — At least seven homes and 23 other structures have been destroyed by a massive wildfire that continues to burn in southwest Florida, officials said. Greater Naples Fire Rescue District ...

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Wildfires Close Part of I-75 in Southwest Florida

One fire threatened about 30 homes     NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Four brush fires burning a total of about 400 acres (162 hectares) shut down a section of Interstate 75 in southwest Florida on Wednesday, officials said. One of ...

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Florida Man Charged with Starting 343-Acre Wildfire

Nearly 60 homes destroyed or damaged     SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida Panhandle man who set up an illegal burn barrel on his property caused a wildfire that torched approximately 343 acres (139 hectares) of wild ...

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Crews Battle Wildfires on Florida Panhandle

Five Mile Swamp Fire is largest of several fires     By BOBBY CAINA CALVAN Associated Press MILTON, Fla. (AP) — For two sleepless nights, Kelly Kniss had wondered what had become of her home in the Florida Panhandle and ...

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Hundreds Evacuated from Florida Panhandle Wildfires

Multiple structures lost in one 2,000-acre fire     PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) — Wildfires raging in the Florida Panhandle have forced nearly 500 people to evacuate from their homes, authorities said. One wildfire that broke out Monday afternoon in Santa ...

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Videos: Thousands of Rental Cars Destroyed in Fire Near Florida Airport

Massive fire in Lee County, Florida   FORT MYERS, Florida  –  A large fire destroyed thousands of vehicles at a rental car overflow area at the Southwest Florida International Airport in Lee County on Friday, according to CBS Miami. Firefighters ...

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500-Acre Florida Wildfire Fueled by Hurricane Michael Debris

Wildfire threatened at least 35 structures     PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Nearly two dozen Florida homes have been evacuated because of a 500-acre wildfire that grew rapidly overnight because of downed trees from Hurricane Michael. Authorities say the ...

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Prescribed Burn Destroys 36 Homes in Florida

Burn in Eastpoint covered over 800 acres     BY BRENDAN FARRINGTON and GARY FINEOUT, Associated Press EASTPOINT, Fla. (AP) — John Matthew Polous watched a “controlled-burn” fire for three days as it consumed foliage outside his tiny community on ...

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Wildfire Destroys Homes in Northern Florida

Fire destroyed several homes in Eastpoint     EASTPOINT, Fla. (AP) — A fast-moving wildfire damaged or destroyed dozens of homes in a Florida county. Gov. Rick Scott visited the small coastal community of Eastpoint on Monday to get an ...

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Brush Fire Briefly Closes Florida’s Alligator Alley

Smoke caused closure of I-75   NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Traffic is running along a portion of Interstate 75 known as Alligator Alley after it was briefly closed due to heavy smoke from a brush fire. The Florida Highway Patrol ...

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