Monday, March 4, 2013
The fire occurred around 10:18 a.m. Monday at an apartment complex at 311 Arctura Ave. Two people were taken to the hospital for possible smoke inhalation.
Clearwater firefighters were able to get a fire under control within 15 minutes Monday morning at an apartment complex at 311 Arcturas Ave. While the fire was controlled quickly, one unit is uninhabitable. The Red Cross has been contacted to assist the displaced residents, according to Clearwater Fire and Rescue. Two people were treated and taken to a local hospital for possible smoke inhalation: a 60-year-old man and a 47-year-old woman, according to officials. The 60-year-old's apartment, according to a news release, is the uninhabitable apartment, and the woman's is the apartment adjacent to his. Firefighters responded to the scene around 10:18 a.m. Monday. When they arrived, they said all residents were already outside. Sign up …
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Two women were displaced after a fire started early Thursday morning at their Clearwater Point condominium.
Two women were displaced after a fire started early Thursday morning at their Clearwater Point condominium. Flames and smoke were showing in the first floor unit when Clearwater Fire and Rescue were called at 3:09 a.m. to the structure fire at 845 Gulfview Blvd. The fire was contained to unit 109, where it began, according to Elizabeth Watts, public safety spokeswoman. No other unit in the three story building were affected. It took fire crews about 10 minutes to get the fire under control, Watts said. The cause of the fire still is under investigation. One of the women suffered from smoke inhalation and was taken to the hospital. Red Cross was contacted to help the displaced women.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Lightning struck the roof near the chimney, sparking the fire and causing about $50,000 in structural damage at the Stag Run Boulevard apartments.
Investigators say a lightning strike caused Saturday's fire at a Clearwater apartment building that left 20 people displaced. Clearwater Fire and Rescue was called to the scene shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday at 2550 Stag Run Blvd. Firefighters arrived minutes later, and it took them more than 40 minutes to put out the third-story blaze. Investigators said lightning struck the roof near the chimney, sparking the fire and causing about $50,000 in structural damage. Two units were damaged from the fire, and six more from water and smoke. The Red Cross provided assistance to residents who were displaced.
Monday, November 7, 2011
Officer William Nahorodny's heroic actions saved the lives of residents in an apartment fire in Clearwater.
Clearwater police officer William Nahorodny is no stranger to heroic actions. For him helping people is a lifestyle not a job. On Sunday Nahorodny kicked in two doors in the Lebeau Apartment building to save residents from a fire. That wasn't the first time he put his life on the line for complete strangers. It was about three years ago when a man threatened to jump off the Memorial Causeway Bridge. As officers baited him off the rail with a pack of cigarettes, a unit shot off a taser. It didn’t take, Nahorodny said. The man was wearing a thick padded jacket. He jumped and Nahorodny sprinted toward the railing grabbing the man's jacket. He slowly and carefully put his arm under the man’s arm and pulled him back over the bridge. "It was …