|Daily Dispatch: Florida News|
|Seven rescued from amusement park ride in Orlando|
|Sun, 16 Jun 2019 20:24:03 -0700|
Firefighters in Florida rescued seven passengers from an amusement park ride. The Orlando Fire Department tweeted that the agency's "high angle" team rescued the passengers at the Fun Spot America amusement park in the heart of Orlando's tourist district after the park's "Screamer" ride became stuck Saturday afternoon.
- PUB DATE: 6/16/2019 8:24:03 PM - SOURCE: WPTV-TV NBC 5 West Palm Beach
|Tampa cruise abruptly ends after fire erupts in the engine room|
|Sun, 16 Jun 2019 15:46:43 -0700|
A Father's Day cruise was abruptly cut short on Sunday after a fire erupted in the engine room. No one was injured, but a lot of people were scared when a fire started on-board the Yacht StarShip dinner cruise leaving Sparkman Wharf. Passengers described hearing a “boom” then smelling smoke. Minutes later, crews alerted them to a fire in the engine room.
- PUB DATE: 6/16/2019 3:46:43 PM - SOURCE: WFTS-TV ABC 28 Tampa Bay
|Update: Man confesses after setting Jacksonville home on fire|
|Mon, 17 Jun 2019 07:48:17 -0700|
An arrest has been made after a suspicious fire destroyed a home in the Brentwood area of Jacksonville last week. Terry Lee Austin, 52, was charged with arson after police say he lit a house on fire which caused several small explosions and spread to a nearby apartment complex. According to the arrest report, a JSO officer noticed smoke coming from Bretta Street in the Arlington Road area.
- PUB DATE: 6/17/2019 7:48:17 AM - SOURCE: WTLV 12 NBC & WJXX 25 ABC - First Coast News
|Fire crews investigating house fire in Lutz|
|Mon, 17 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700|
Firefighters are investigating a fire that forced a woman to go to the hospital. According to Hillsborough County Fire Rescue the fire started Sunday afternoon. It was a sight that quickly got the attention of neighbors in a Lutz community. "Oh, it was high!" said Sandra Howell, a neighbor. "You could tell that it wasn't any grill or anything.
- PUB DATE: 6/17/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFLA-TV 8 News
|Girl playing with lighter in Fort Lauderdale burns 30 percent of body|
|Thu, 13 Jun 2019 18:21:08 -0700|
Firefighters said a 9-year-old girl was playing with a bottle of rubbing alcohol and a lighter while hiding in the bathroom of her home when she suffered burns Thursday night in Fort Lauderdale. Fortunately, her parents heard her screams for help. Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Stephen Gollan said the flames burned about 30% of her body.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 6:21:08 PM - SOURCE: WPLG-TV ABC Local10.com - Miami & Fort Lauderdale
|Greater Naples Fire Rescue approved for first responder bullet proof vests|
|Fri, 14 Jun 2019 05:09:55 -0700|
A fire department in Collier County will soon have added protection for its first responders, and it’s not for safety against a fire. But it could be the difference between life and death on duty. Greater Naples Fire Rescue District received approval to spend $50,000 on bullet proof vests for firefighters and EMS Thursday.
- PUB DATE: 6/14/2019 5:09:55 AM - SOURCE: WINK-TV WinkNews.com
|Heavy rainfall putting a damper on wildfire season|
|Fri, 14 Jun 2019 04:33:10 -0700|
Wildfires that spread throughout North Central Florida are no longer active with the help of mother nature. Just weeks ago wildfires were occurring locally and throughout the state of Florida. Shutting down interstates and causing evacuations and now things have changed with the recent increase in rainfall.
- PUB DATE: 6/14/2019 4:33:10 AM - SOURCE: WCJB-TV ABC 20 Gainesville
|2 die after car plunges off overpass at Golden Glades Interchange, catches fire|
|Fri, 14 Jun 2019 04:25:43 -0700|
A black Mercedes-Benz fell off an overpass, plummeted several dozen feet to the ground and landed on Interstate 95, catching fire. A tow truck driver told Local 10 News he was taking a nap under the overpass shortly after 2 a.m. Friday when he heard what sounded like an explosion, waking him up. He then saw a badly injured woman emerge from the wreckage, while a man was unresponsive.
- PUB DATE: 6/14/2019 4:25:43 AM - SOURCE: WPLG-TV ABC Local10.com - Miami & Fort Lauderdale
|Police search for suspected arsonist after Cape Coral duplex fire|
|Thu, 13 Jun 2019 21:23:48 -0700|
Investigators are searching for a suspected arsonist seen running from a Cape Coral duplex moments after it caught fire. Follow this story to get email or text alerts from NBC2 when there is a future article following this storyline. The fire sparked at home in the 500 block of 3rd Street Southwest just off Nicholas Parkway Wednesday night.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 9:23:48 PM - SOURCE: WBBH-TV NBC 2 Fort Myers
|5-year-old child ejected from Jeep after serious crash, woman facing charges|
|Thu, 13 Jun 2019 15:08:11 -0700|
A New Port Richey woman is facing charges after Florida Highway Patrol troopers say she ran a red light, which caused a traffic crash. Natali Louise Howe, 25, is charged with two counts of felony child neglect and running a red light. A 5-year-old boy was thrown from the Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by Howe, according to the FHP.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 3:08:11 PM - SOURCE: WTSP-TV 10 News
|Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Has New Ways to Warn Public of Emergencies|
|Thu, 13 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700|
If there's a safety threat at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, there's now multiple ways for officials to warn visitors of the danger and to tell them what to do. Passengers and other visitors will also be able to reach out quickly to airport managers if they find themselves in the middle of an emergency.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Emergency Management
|One person rushed to hospital after fire sparks in Lehigh Acres|
|Thu, 13 Jun 2019 03:52:52 -0700|
A fire sparked inside a small strip mall on Lee Street Wednesday evening, sending one person to the hospital. Dozens of firefighters rushed to the warehouse to try to put out the flames, spending almost four hours on scene. All of the flames were coming from the garage part of Lee Transmission and Auto Repair and did not spread to any other units.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 3:52:52 AM - SOURCE: WBBH-TV NBC 2 Fort Myers
|Man in custody after cyclist fatally struck by car in sputhwest Miami-Dade|
|Thu, 13 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700|
Authorities have a man in custody after he allegedly struck a bicyclist with his car and fled the scene in Southwest Miami-Dade. Florida Highway Patrol units responded to the scene along southbound U.S 1 and Southwest 260th Street, just after 3:30 a.m., Thursday. Cameras captured a body covered with a tarp as troopers worked the case.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WSVN-TV 7 News Miami-Dade
|Arlington house fire displaces 2 adults, 3 kids and dog|
|Wed, 12 Jun 2019 18:07:55 -0700|
The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department responded to a house fire in Arlington Wednesday that had also affected neighboring apartments, according to the Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department. JFRD said that the fire happened around 7:55 p.m. in the 1200 block of Bretta Street. Firefighters said that heavy fire could be seen and the fire was also affecting neighboring apartments on Arlington Road.
- PUB DATE: 6/12/2019 6:07:55 PM - SOURCE: WTLV 12 NBC & WJXX 25 ABC - First Coast News
|1 person hospitalized after Northwest Jacksonville house fire|
|Thu, 13 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700|
One person was taken to the hospital after a fire broke out Wednesday afternoon at a home in Northwest Jacksonville. The Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department was called to the home on Norfolk Boulevard near Doncaster Avenue about 4:30 p.m. where they found smoke coming from the residence. Crews were able to quickly bring the flames under control, according to the fire department.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: News Jax 4
|2 dogs die, 1 rescued from duplex fire in southwest Miami-Dade County|
|Thu, 13 Jun 2019 05:50:22 -0700|
Two dogs died in a fire Thursday morning at a southwest Miami-Dade County home. A Miami-Dade Fire Rescue battalion chief said the fire started in a duplex on Southwest 212th Street. Nobody was inside, but there were three dogs in a cage. Two of the dogs died, but a third was rescued and treated by firefighters.
- PUB DATE: 6/13/2019 5:50:22 AM - SOURCE: WPLG-TV ABC Local10.com - Miami & Fort Lauderdale
|State gives Flagler County Fire Rescue 300 doses of Narcan|
|Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700|
The Florida Department of Health has given the Flagler County Fire Rescue an additional 300 doses of Narcan to administer to patients who have overdosed on opioids. This is the second round of 300 doses of Narcan the county has received from the state. If the Narcan is administered in time, it can recover a life that is on the brink of an overdose death.
- PUB DATE: 6/12/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: News Jax 4
|Orange County Fire Rescue dive team searches for plane in Lake Maitland|
|Wed, 12 Jun 2019 00:00:00 -0700|
First responders were at Lake Maitland Wednesday searching for a plane. Orange County Fire Rescue's dive team was in the water, working alongside Maitland fire rescue. The call about an aircraft in the water came in around 11 a.m. Information from FlightAware.com shows the single-engine Cessna departed from Oconee County Regional Airport in South Carolina at 6:26 a.
- PUB DATE: 6/12/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Click Orlando
|Firefighters battle house fire in suburban Lake Worth on Poseidon Place|
|Wed, 12 Jun 2019 05:29:15 -0700|
An investigator is working to determine the cause of a house fire at 4843 Poseidon Place near Lake Worth Wednesday morning. Video from Chopper 5 showed smoke billowing from the residence. First responders discovered the fire traveled from the garage to the attic so they cut a hole in the roof to stem it from spreading, according to Palm Beach County Fire Rescue.
- PUB DATE: 6/12/2019 5:29:15 AM - SOURCE: WPTV-TV NBC 5 West Palm Beach
|Missing, suicidal woman found dead aboard burned Daytona boat|
|Wed, 12 Jun 2019 04:33:54 -0700|
A missing, suicidal woman last believed to be aboard a blazing boat was discovered dead inside the vessel five days later, authorities said Tuesday. State fire marshal investigators found the body of Nikki Shriver, 31, on an interior bench beneath a cushion Monday, according to Daytona Beach police spokesman Messod Bendayan.
- PUB DATE: 6/12/2019 4:33:54 AM - SOURCE: Daytona Beach News-Journal