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Fire engulfs Golden Gate Estates home

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. – A fire fully engulfed a Golden Gate Estates home on 6th Avenue South late Friday evening. North Collier and Greater Naples Fire crews responded to the home fire. Witnesses on scene said two people made it out of the home uninjured. A dog died and another one was rescued by firefighters, according to witnesses. The cause of the fire is currently under investigation. The post Fire engulfs Golden Gate Estates home appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 Cape Coral

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Red Cross responded to help 5 people affected by Cape Coral fire

CAPE CORAL, Fla. — A fire erupted in an apartment on Hancock Creek Boulevard in The Crossing in Cape Coral early Thursday morning, officials said. Five people were displaced by the fire, a spokesperson for the American Red Cross said. Local volunteers from the Disaster Action Team helped the two adults and three children coordinate a place to stay and other emergency aid. The Red Cross also provided emergency financial assistance as well as health and mental health services. Ten fire and rescue units responded to the fire. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is not yet known. The...

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Fire crews respond to Corkscrew Elementary School

NAPLES, Fla. — Rescue crews responded to Corkscrew Elementary School on Wednesday morning after reports of a fire. The fire crews were dispatched to 1065 Oil Well Road in Naples just before 7:30 a.m. It’s not known what caused the fire or the extent of damages. NBC2 has reached out to the Collier County Public School officials and are waiting to hear back. Count on NBC2 to bring you the latest information once it becomes available. The post Fire crews respond to Corkscrew Elementary School appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 Cape Coral

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Lehigh Acres crews respond to propane grill fire

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla.– Lehigh crews responded to a grill fire on Tuesday afternoon. Officials said the fire started from a propane tank on the patio of the home, off 19th Street Southwest. The flames did not spread to the house. No one was injured during the incident. Lehigh Acres Fire Control posted a reminder on their social media, cautioning people that “grills should be set up away from your home or other structures just in case something unexpected occurs”. The post Lehigh Acres crews respond to propane grill fire appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 Cape Coral

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Instagram scammer profits off 14th Avenue fire tragedy

GOLDEN GATE ESTATES, Fla.– A scammer is now taking advantage of the tragedies from the 14th Avenue fire in Golden Gate Estates by stealing money from people trying to donate to fire victims.  The Perez family lost everything when their home was destroyed. Now, a criminal is impersonating Tracy Perez asking her friends for money.  “I absolutely hate this person and I dont hate,” Perez said.  The scammer has created these fake instagram accounts:  “I had a friend of mine from Facebook message me and ask me why I blocked him. I had no clue what he was...

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Charlotte County crews use night vision technology to put out Collier fire

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.– The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is using aviation technology to help Collier County fight brush fires from the skies. Pilots used ‘Air One’ to drop buckets of water over the weekend and that is not the only tool they have been utilizing. Here you can watch Charlotte County’s Air One chopper use night vision. The crew dips down into the body of water to help bring relief to growing fires in Collier County. If you take the goggles away, the video shows a sea of darkness. On Saturday night, crews dropped down to pick up buckets of...

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NWS issues Fire Weather alerts for Friday

The National Weather Service is issuing a red flag warning for inland Lee County, inland Charlotte County and DeSoto County between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Friday. Red flag warnings are issued when critical wildfire conditions are occurring or expected to develop shortly. A fire weather watch is being issued for inland Collier County, Hendry County and Glades County. This watch will be active from Friday morning through Saturday evening. Fire weather watches are issued by the NWS when critical fire conditions are expected to occur. This includes having strong winds at or above 15 mph and relative...

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Person flown to hospital with burns after fire at Gateway home

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – A person is being flown to the hospital by helicopter after being badly burned in a fire. Crews with South Trail Fire and Lehigh Fire are responding to the scene at home on Lake Meadow Drive in Gateway. The fire is out, officials said. The person is being taken to a nearby soccer field where the helicopter will pick them up, according to South Trail Fire. The age of the person and the cause of the fire have not been released. This is a developing story. The post Person flown to hospital with burns after fire at Gateway home appeared first on NBC2 News. NBC2 Cape...

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Rescue crews rush to extinguish Fort Myers fire

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Fire crews responded to a home that erupted in flames off of Alico Road early Wednesday morning. The blaze ignited around 3:40 a.m. Everyone inside the house was able to get out safely. The flames are under control, according to firefighters at the scene. Crews are still working on extinguishing some smolders in the walls of the home. NBC2 crews saw two pick-up trucks with fire damage at the scene of the fire. The front of both trucks were melted and charred by the flames. Fire investigators with the San Carlos Fire Department...

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Help your home survive a wildfire with these preparedness tips

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. — Fire season is upon us, so the Lehigh Acres Fire Rescue and Control District is urging people who live in high-risk areas to do everything they can to prevent a wildfire tragedy. There are a few simple tasks you can do in a day or over the weekend to give you home a better chance of surviving a wildfire. Clearing fire fuel from areas on our around the home is helpful. Be sure to clear off pine needles, dead leaves, and anything that can burn from roof lines, gutters, decks, and fence lines.  Homeowners should trim back any shrubs or tree branches...

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