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Red Cross responded to help 5 people affected by Cape Coral fire

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — A fire erupted in an apartment on Hancock Creek Boulevard in The Crossing in Cape Coral early Thursday morning, officials said. Five people were displaced by the fire, a spokesperson for the American Red Cross said. Local volunteers from the Disaster Action Team helped the two adults and three children coordinate a place to stay and other emergency aid. The Red Cross also provided emergency financial assistance as well as health and mental health services. Ten fire and rescue units responded to the fire. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is not yet known. The...

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Charlotte County crews use night vision technology to put out Collier fire

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.– The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is using aviation technology to help Collier County fight brush fires from the skies. Pilots used ‘Air One’ to drop buckets of water over the weekend and that is not the only tool they have been utilizing. Here you can watch Charlotte County’s Air One chopper use night vision. The crew dips down into the body of water to help bring relief to growing fires in Collier County. If you take the goggles away, the video shows a sea of darkness. On Saturday night, crews dropped down to pick up buckets of...

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NWS issues Fire Weather Watch for inland Collier, Hendry and Glades counties

The National Weather Service is issuing a fire weather watch for inland Collier County, Hendry County and Glades County. The watch will be active from Friday morning through Saturday evening. Fire weather watches are issued by the NWS when critical fire conditions are expected to occur. This includes having strong winds at or above 15 mph and relative humidity values falling below 35%. On Friday afternoon, forecast data shows relative humidity values falling below 40% after 2 p.m. At this same time, winds in the area are expected to be between 10 and 20 mph with gusts topping 30 mph. Wind is...

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Person flown to hospital with burns after fire at Gateway home

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – A person is being flown to the hospital by helicopter after being badly burned in a fire. Crews with South Trail Fire and Lehigh Fire are responding to the scene at home on Lake Meadow Drive in Gateway. The fire is out, officials said. The person is being taken to a nearby soccer field where the helicopter will pick them up, according to South Trail Fire. The age of the person and the cause of the fire have not been released. This is a developing story. The post Person flown to hospital with burns after fire at Gateway home appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 (WB...

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Electrical fire sparks at Lee County Jail

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Lee County deputies confirm an electrical fire sparked at the Lee County Jail on Ortiz Avenue in Fort Myers. Flames were seen coming from the roof of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office’s Core Facility, 2501 Ortiz Avenue. LCSO said the fire was minor and extinguished. The corrections staff and inmates are safe, according to Lee County deputies. Two inmates and two deputies are being evaluated medically. The inmates are temporarily being relocated. Plumes of smoke were seen in the area as crews battled the fire. The Fort Myers Fire Department said they responded to the fire involving...

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Help your home survive a wildfire with these preparedness tips

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. — Fire season is upon us, so the Lehigh Acres Fire Rescue and Control District is urging people who live in high-risk areas to do everything they can to prevent a wildfire tragedy. There are a few simple tasks you can do in a day or over the weekend to give you home a better chance of surviving a wildfire. Clearing fire fuel from areas on our around the home is helpful. Be sure to clear off pine needles, dead leaves, and anything that can burn from roof lines, gutters, decks, and fence lines.  Homeowners should trim back any shrubs or tree branches...

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Fire on capsized cargo ship extinguished using seawater

The fiery wreckage of a cargo ship off the Georgia coast has been extinguished, according to a press release from the St. Simons Sound Incident Unified Command, as responding firefighter teams continue to monitor for additional flames. The wreckage of the 656-foot Golden Ray caught fire during salvage operations on Friday and seawater was used to extinguish the blaze, according to the US Coast Guard. “Early this evening our firefighting teams successfully put out the fire inside the Golden Ray wreck,” said Coast Guard Cmdr. Efren Lopez. “Safety is our highest priority and every...

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WATCH: Cat jumps from burning building and lands safely

CHICAGO — Just like the old saying goes, this cat must have nine lives. The Chicago Fire Department posted a video of cat leaping from a burning building on Twitter, Thursday afternoon. Nine lives for a cat that jumped from fire at 65th and Lowe. Cat hit grass bounced and walked away! pic.twitter.com/LRBsjMta2Z — Chicago Fire Media (@CFDMedia) May 13, 2021 The feline lands on the nearby grass before continuing on its way. The fire was on the 5th floor of a multistory building. Fire crews were able to contain the flames, according to their social media. The post WATCH: Cat...

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Fire destroys car, ignites woods in Lehigh Acres

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. – A fire ripped through a car and set a wooded area ablaze in Lehigh Acres Sunday afternoon. According to the Lehigh Acres Fire Department, the car fire caused the brush fire to ignite affecting 1/2 acre of land on S Dudley Avenue. The fire started around 1 p.m. and left the car totaled, according to the car’s owner. Investigators have not yet said how the fire started in the car. Firefighters were able to stop the blaze before it reached a nearby home. Courtesy: Lehigh Acres Fire Department Crews said the fire has since been 100% contained and are working...

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North Fort Myers crews responding to brush fire

FORT MYERS, Fla.– Crews are responding to a brush fire off Pacific Avenue and Monterey Street in North Fort Myers. According to officials at the scene, the fire was about an acre in size when it started. It is unclear how large the blaze is now. It is unknown if there are any injuries at this time. Lee County Sheriff’s Office choppers are circling the area. Cape Coral fire crews are assisting North Fort Myers. Count on NBC2 to bring you the latest info once it is released. The post North Fort Myers crews responding to brush fire appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 (WBBH-TV)

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