Friday, February 22, 2013
The small plane crashed into the water sometime around 2 a.m. just north of the bridge's hump. Clearwater Fire & Rescue assisted at the scene.
A small plane crashed into the water near the Bayside Bridge in Clearwater sometime around 2 a.m. Friday, injuring its sole occupant, authorities said. Clearwater Fire & Rescue, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office and multiple other first responders were called to the scene and found the 47-year-old pilot alert and talking, Clearwater public safety spokesperson Elizabeth Watts said. The man, whose name has not been released, was taken to Mease Countryside Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Watts said. Watts reported Friday morning the plane has sunk below the water and is no longer visible. The Safety Harbor Fire Department, Pinellas Park Fire, St. Pete-Clearwater Airport Fire and U.S. Coast Guard also assisted the Federal …
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Clearwater firefighters contained the blaze to one unit at the Surf & Sand Motel. No injuries were reported.
Updated, 11:45 a.m.: The cause of the fire was determined to be electrical, according to Clearwater public safety spokesperson Elizabeth Watts. The damage estimate is at $35,000. Earlier: No injuries were reported after firefighters extinguished a blaze Tuesday morning at a Clearwater Beach motel that damaged at least one of the units. Clearwater Fire & Rescue was called to the Surf & Sand Motel, 50 Royal Way, at 7:21 a.m. When firefighters arrived they found smoke and flames shooting through the second-story window of unit No. 8, officials said in a media release. Firefighters were able to contain the fire to that unit, although the unit directly below it sustained some water damage and the units to the side sustained minor smoke damage, …
Friday, November 9, 2012
It took Clearwater firefighters about 20 minutes to get the blaze under control.
Officials aren’t releasing many details about a house fire on Pine Street that occurred earlier today, but they are saying that no one was injured in the early afternoon blaze. Clearwater Fire & Rescue responded to 1428 Pine St. Nov. 9 after getting a call at 12:44 p.m. about a single story house fire. When they arrived, flames and smoke were visible from the home. Both of the home’s occupants and their pets were safely outside, a media release said. It took firefighters about 20 minutes to get the fire under control, the release said. No one, including firefighters, was injured. Details about the extent of damage and cause of the fire are not yet available. The investigation continues.
Monday, September 10, 2012
Clearwater firefighters plan to remember the September 11 terrorist attacks with flashing lights and a moment of silence Tuesday morning.
Clearwater firefighters plan to remember the September 11 terrorist attacks with flashing lights and a moment of silence Tuesday morning. The public is invited to also attend the moment of silence starting at 9:50 a.m. at Fire Station 45, 610 Franklin St. Clearwater Fire and Rescue will get the lights activated on fire equipment before pausing for a moment of silence outside each Clearwater Fire Station in honor of the 343 firefighters and nearly 3,000 others who died Sept. 11, 2001. Here is the moment of silence timeline: Related coverage: September 11 Memorial Unveiling Tuesday Bagpipes, Wings Await After September 11 Memorial Steel Beam From North Tower to be Touted Sept. 11
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Rescue crews freed the 57-year old worker, who was buried up to his waist in a drainage ditch at Jeffords Street and South Highland Avenue.
A construction worker is free after being trapped waist-deep in mud at the bottom of a drainage ditch for more than three hours Tuesday morning. The 57-year-old worker, who is not being identified, was pulled to safety using a harness, shovels and a ladder with the help of 35 rescue personnel operating in shifts. The construction worker is alert and "doing OK," according to Elizabeth Watts, Clearwater public safety spokeswoman. He was taken to the hospital for evaluation, Watts said. Rescue personnel worked to free the man, who was reportedly buried up to his waist at times in mud six feet below ground level. City sewer vacuum trucks were also used to suck up the muck to help free the man. Extracting a victim is "one of the most …