Gainesville Fire Rescue responded to a report of a kitchen fire in an apartment complex Saturday night. Crews arrived at the Gainesville Place Apartments on SW 35th Place at 10:20 p.m. and found an apartment filled with smoke. Residents reported that they had a fire on the stove in the kitchen of the apartment.… Continue Reading »
Due to a small fire in a bathroom in Building No. 2, students at Rymfire were evacuated, but they returned to classrooms on the other side of the campus. At approximately 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 18, the fire alarm at Rymfire Elementary School was activated and all students were evacuated.… Continue Reading »
The Melbourne Fire Department went to Ascension Manor, located at the north end of Pineapple Avenue near U.S. 1, about 1 p.m. Tuesday. Battalion Chief Mike Tymann said the fire started in a kitchen at the senior living facility. The sprinkler system put out the fire before firefighters arrived, but the water damaged three units and displaced those residents, Tymann said.
A fire started in the Kearney Center’s women’s wing on Sunday night was quickly put out by its overhead sprinkler system. The Center is now finding alternate sleeping arrangements for its female clients. The fire was started in a laundry bin in the Kearney Center’s women’s wing just after 8 Sunday night, forcing the center to evacuate all its residents.… Continue Reading »