Thursday, May 16, 2013
The mother and four puppies are doing well after surviving a Clearwater housefire Wednesday morning.
A mother dog and its four puppies are doing well after surviving a Clearwater housefire Wednesday morning. Clearwater Fire and Rescue discovered two adult dogs and five nearly six-month old puppies as they searched a smoke-filled duplex at 517 Saturn Ave. at 7:11 a.m. Jasmine, the adult female dog, was unconsious, having trouble breathing and very close to death when firefighters started working to resuscitate her with the use of a pet oxygen mask. The puppies, Bo, Jada, Mareel and Shaka, have minor burn injuries and smoke inhalation but did not require treatment at the scene. They all were taken to the SPCA for veterinary care were they are doing well. Rescuers tried but were unable to save a puppy that died from smoke inhalation. Jaheen…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
There were two adult dogs and five, nearly six-month old puppies in the house at 517 Saturn Ave when it caught fire Wednesday morning, according to Clearwater Fire and Rescue.
Clearwater Fire and Rescue is investigating the cause of a fire that left a puppy dead and another dog injured in a house fire Wednesday morning. There were seven dogs inside when firefighters were called to the scene of a blaze at 517 Saturn Ave at 7:11 a.m., according to Joelle Castelli, public safety spokeswoman. Firefighters found two adult dogs and five, nearly six-month old puppies as they searched the smoke-filled unit, Castelli said in a release. A puppy died from smoke inhalation and the adult female dog was unconsious, having trouble breathing and very close to death when firefighters started working to resuscitate her with the use of a pet oxygen mask, Castelli said. "The remainder of the six dogs appear to be alright," she said…
The vehicle crashed through the wall at Dillard's, sparking a blaze on the building's east side. Dillard's will partially open Thursday.
A driver intentionally crashed his Honda Accord into Dillard's Department Store at Westfield Countryside Mall, sparking a fire on the east side of the building Wednesday, according to police. The Dillard's department store at Countryside Mall will partially reopen Thursday morning, while crews continue to cleanup and repair damage caused by a car that crashed into the store. The store's second floor will reopen at 10 a.m. Thursday, however the lower level will remain closed, according to a Dillard's staff member. Yellow caution tape was placed around the closed store's lower level entrances Wednesday morning, while crews assessed damage from the fire and crash. A steady stream of onlookers drove through the mall's parking lot in an effort …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Clearwater firefighters will take to the streets to fill boots with money to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association starting Thursday.
Clearwater firefighters will take to the streets to fill boots with money to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association starting Thursday, April 25. Firefighters will be at various high-traffic intersections throughout the city as part of the "Fill the Boot" donation drive through Saturday, April 27. Clearwater Firefighters Association members will be fundraising during the following times: At the following intersections: Sign up for the free Clearwater Patch email newsletter to stay connected to your community.
Friday, March 15, 2013
The discovery was made Friday morning at Fire Station 49 on Sky Harbor Drive.
CLEARWATER, FL -- Updated, 3:55 p.m.: An autopsy is still ongoing to determine the infant's cause of death, officials said Friday afternoon. The results would not be immediately available. Clearwater Police detectives were reviewing area surveillance video to determine if there are any leads on who may have left the baby at the fire station. Officials said they believe the child was less than a day old. Anyone with information about the case or who knows of a woman "who was recently pregnant and is no longer pregnant and is now without a child" is asked to contact police at 727-562-4200 or the Tip Line at 727-562-4422. Anonymous tips can also be sent by text message to 847411 (tip411) or submitted through the department's website, …
Monday, March 11, 2013
The more than $9-million facility is built to withstand a Category 5 hurricane and is expected to be complete in April 2014.
City officials recently broke ground on Fire Station 45, a four-bay, three-story station located in the downtown corridor. The 32,800-square-foot station will house apparatus, firefighter living space and administrative offices for Clearwater Fire and Rescue. "The relocation of the station from its current location to a major thoroughfare is expected to improve response times," according to a release. The more than $9 million facility is designed to withstand Category 5 strength hurricane winds. Construction is expected to be complete by April 2014. Sign up for the free Clearwater Patch email newsletter to stay connected to your community.
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 …
Clearwater Fire and Rescue officials are investigating a fire at a condominium at 2087 Edgewater Drive that displaced three people early Monday morning.
Clearwater Fire and Rescue officials are investigating a fire at an Edgewater Drive condominium that displaced three people early Monday morning. Flames were shooting 15 feet from the roof of a two-story condo at 2087 Edgewater Drive when firefighters were called out to the scene at 12:24 a.m. Firefighters from four fire engines, two fire trucks, two rescue vehicles and a squad vehicle worked for 30 minutes to put out the blaze. The damage estimate still is unknown. "The fire appears to have originated in the attic over the end unit on the north side of the building," Elizabeth Watts, public safety spokeswoman, said in a release. "The cause of the fire is under investigation." Sign up for the free Clearwater Patch email newsletter to stay …
Monday, February 18, 2013
Officials say they appear to have the fire contained but have called in the Division of Forestry to make sure it doesn't spread.
Clearwater Fire and Rescue was working a brush fire on Park Trail Lane at Moccasin Lake Park on Monday evening, and officials say it appears to be contained. Fire officials at the scene describe it as more smoldering than active fire, according to public safety spokesperson Elizabeth Watts in a media release sent just after 6:30 p.m. Monday. Firefighters appear to have the fire contained but have called the Division of Forestry to assist with making fire lines to make sure it does not spread due to some wind, Watts said. No homes are in danger. Three engines and one truck from Clearwater and a unit from Dunedin are also on the scene, Watts said. No further information was immediately available. Sign up for the Clearwater Patch email …
Clearwater Fire and Rescue workers were awarded top prizes in different divisions including firefighter and driver operator at the Firefighter CrossFit Challenge Feb. 9.
Clearwater Fire and Rescue workers were awarded top prizes in different divisions including firefighter and driver operator at the Firefighter CrossFit Challenge Feb. 9. Christian Miller took first place for firefighter and Anthony Gomillion second. Wendy Arnold took the top spot for driver operator in the women division, according to a release. In all, six members of Clearwater Fire and Rescue competed against 25 other firefighters from departments around the Tampa Bay area, including Tampa, Largo, and Dunedin. "This is not just for their safety but also for anyone requiring their assistance," Ronald Gemsheim, Clearwater Fire and Rescue assistant chief of health and safety, said in a release. "This event showcased some of the finest and …