Houses Burn in Daytona Beach


Fire crews from Daytona Beach Fire Department found themselves busy into the early morning hours of Sunday, Jan. 9 battling two house fires that are being called suspicious.

They were initially dispatched to the 500 block of North Halifax Avenue for a three-story wood- frame converted apartment structure fully involved with heavy smoke and flames coming from the rear of the building.

While Daytona Beach Firefighters were battling that fire, a second fire in the 2000 block of South Peninsula broke out in a one-story house.

Fire crews were able to contain the fire to the room of origin and prevent fire spread from causing any further damage at the fire on South Peninsula.

Due to intense heat and flames, heavy smoke, and the type of building construction, the house on North Halifax Avenue was destroyed by the fire.

Information surrounding both fires is unclear.

Reports on scene of the South Peninsula fire are that two people were treated for minor injuries.

The patients’ injuries are not considered life-threatening and did not require transport to the hospital.

No injuries were reported at the fire on North Halifax Avenue.

The Florida State Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating both fires. The home destroyed on North Halifax is believed to be valued around $185,000.00.