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Archive for the ‘Fires’

Early a.m. fire destroys Altha Auto Parts store

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A massive blaze tore through the Altha Auto Parts building on SR 71 early Friday morning, destroying the two-year-old building and most of its contents. A passing motorist reported seeing smoke coming from the store around 12:53 a.m. Oct. 27. When Altha Fire Chief Scott Waldorff arrived, “Fire was coming […]

Hosford recycling business burns

Four fire departments, Liberty EMS and the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office responded to a blaze at Kyle’s Recycling on SR 65 South in Hosford shortly before midnight Monday. They arrived to find a roaring fire consuming the office building and a semi-trailer at the site. The flames also damaged or destroyed other items on the […]

Fire guts Blountstown home early Saturday morning

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor After noticing the beep of a dying battery in a smoke detector early last week, Donna Dawsey, 46, said she replaced it and put up three new alarms in the wood-frame home she shares with her son, Dean Dawson, 27,  and her three-year-old granddaughter, Sophia. A few days later, she […]

Women and children lose home when fire destroys rental trailer

A rental home where several people lived with young children was destroyed by fire Friday morning.  The blaze began in the kitchen area and is suspected to be the result of an electrical problem.  Volunteers with the Bristol Fire Dept. responded to the scene at 18890 NW SR 12 N shortly before 8:30 a.m. when […]

Family of four lose everything when home burns

A single mom and her three young daughters lost everything when their rental home in Liberty County was leveled by fire around 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon. The family lived on CR 333 and had been in the process of packing up to move out when they took a break and drove to Bristol, where they […]

Body found in home after Wednesday morning fire

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Investigators with the State Fire Marshal’s Office are on scene at this moment examining the aftermath of an early morning fire that destroyed a woodframe home and claimed one life. A body was found in a bedroom of the residence of Robert Craig Yon, located on Troy McCroan Road off […]

Firefighters respond to blaze in Pine Island

Fighters responding to a Sunday morning call in Pine Island quickly extinguished a trailer and kept the blaze from spreading to nearby structures. The Nettle Ridge Fire Department was paged out at 5:35 a.m. June 25 and arrived to find the residence at 18841 NW Hickory Street fully engulfed.  No one was home. Neighbors said the […]
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House fire claims one life Friday morning in Bristol

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Family and friends are mourning the tragic loss of a man who died in a house fire in Bristol early Friday morning. The Liberty County Sheriff’s Office, the State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement are investigating the blaze which leveled a large home at 11524 NW […]
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Summers Road home discovered burning early Friday morning

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Volunteers from the Bristol Fire Department discovered a home fully engulfed in flames when they responded to a call on Summers Road shortly before 2 a.m. Friday, May 12. The fire burned 30 to 40 feet out from the exterior of the structure, according to Bristol Fire Chief Dale Hobby. […]
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BPD officer and family lose their home in fire

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Many times during her three years with the Blountstown Police Department (BPD), Officer Daisy Holliday has rushed to the aid of others. Friday morning, she was the one needing help when the home where she and her husband, Manuel, live with their three children, caught fire. Holliday had worked a […]
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