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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...

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Use caution: High wildfire risk on Saturday

The Florida Forest Service is listing Lee County in the “very high” wildfire danger index level on Saturday, as a combination of stronger winds, generally dry soil, and lower humidity levels increases the risk of fires in the area.  Charlotte County is listed as having a high risk of wildfires on Saturday, while Collier, DeSoto, Hendry, and Glades counties remain under the moderate fire risk category.   Florida Forest Service highlights each Florida county with a fire threat index each day. The threat scale ranges from low to extreme and is issued as a heads-up for people in the...

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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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Paralyzed woman rescued from fire that ignited while she was smoking in bed

HERNANDO COUNTY, Fla. — A 63-year-old disabled woman made it out alive after her home erupted in flames when her oxygen hose caught fire as she was smoking in bed, officials said. Deputies with the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a structure fire in the 800 block of St. Francis Street in Brooksville around 2 a.m. on Thursday. The paralyzed woman and her two dogs were trapped inside, deputies said. The woman told 911 dispatchers that her oxygen hose caught on fire while she was smoking in her bed and her bedroom caught on fire as a result, deputies said....

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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. 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. Crews said the fire has since been 100% contained and are working to clean up the area. The post Fire destroys car, ignites woods in Lehigh Acres appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 Fort Myers

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Fire tears through Naples home

NAPLES, Fla. – A two-alarm fire tore through a Naples home just after midnight Sunday. Fire crews said flames were burning the roof of the home on Cypress Woods Drive around 12:26 a.m. Heavy smoke could be seen billowing from the top of the home. North Collier Fire, Naples Fire Rescue and Greater Naples Fire were all on scene battling the blaze. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The post Fire tears through Naples home appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 Fort Myers

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