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  • Area's Cold Weather Creating Worries of More Brush Fires

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    Gainesville Sun
    Posted: January 11th, 2003

    The recent freezes and high winds have led to six brush fires in Alachua County in the past three days. Recent freezes have killed off grass and some other vegetation. The dead vegetation can be fuel for a fire.


  • Lake Worth Gas Leak Sends 14 To Hospitals

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    Palm Beach Post
    Posted: January 11th, 2003

    A rupture in a buried 10-inch natural gas line buckled the asphalt above it Friday morning and sent a 30-foot plume of flammable vapor into the air, yards away from Interstate 95. If the fumes had ignited before the flow of gas was disconnected, the resulting explosion would have been "devastating


  • NC Firefighter Killed in Commuter Plane Crash

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    Courtesy of JDnews.com
    Posted: January 10th, 2003

    A Jacksonville Firefighter was among 21 people who died Wednesday morning when a commuter plane headed for Greenville-Spartanburg Airport crashed during takeoff at Charlotte–Douglas International Airport.


  • Fire Destroys Bradenton Home

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    Brandenton Herald
    Posted: January 10th, 2003

    BRADENTON - Flames engulfed an east Bradenton home Thursday morning, burning half of it to the ground and injuring two residents who struggled to escape the building


  • Fire Impact Fees May See New Increases

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    The News-Press
    Posted: January 10th, 2003

    Lee County--Revised fire impact fees will add from $2 to $178 to the cost of a new home in most parts of Lee County if they are adopted on Tuesday


  • Three Families Displaced by Williston Fire

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    The Williston Pioneer
    Posted: January 10th, 2003

    Williston--Crowds gathered at Williston High School and on the vacant lot near Kentucky Fried Chicken to watch volunteer firefighters battle a structure fire at NE 5th Street and Noble Ave. early Sunday evening


  • Punta Gorda Fire Department Gets Grant

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    The Sun Herald
    Posted: January 10th, 2003

    Assistant Fire Chief Matt Free said most of the $65,877 grant will be used to buy a trailer containing a "mock" house that can be used to demonstrate home safety.