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Archive for the ‘Fires’

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 […]

Juvenile charged with arson in June 13 Barfield Road fire

The State Fire Marshal’s Office confirmed Tuesday afternoon that a juvenile has been charged with one count of arson in connection with the June 13 fire that destroyed a vacant building at 19677 SW Barfield Road in Calhoun County. Spokesperson Deborah Cox said a flammable liquid that was intentionally poured was found at the scene. […]

Blaze destroys Bristol home

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor A fire that destroyed the home of Jim and Celeste Shuler is believed to have started in the carport where a truck was parked, according to Bristol firefighter Richard Mims. He said the four-bedroom home was fully engulfed when firefighters arrived at the 13432 NW CR 12 residence at 5 […]

Lake Mystic trailer destroyed in blaze

An electrical fire is said to be the cause of an early morning blaze that destroyed a 1979 singlewide mobile home at Lake Mystic Saturday. Firefighters who were dispatched to 1142 Lake Mystic Road at 6:27 a.m. arrived to find the residence engulfed in flames. The blaze is believed to have started when a curtain […]

Mobile home burns Tues. night in Bristol

A Bristol woman escaped without injury but lost all her belongings in a blaze that destroyed her rental trailer Tuesday evening. Firefighters called out around 6 p.m. arrived to find the singlewide residence fully engulfed in flames. The structure, located on Lot #9 at Copeland Trailer Park on Hwy. 12 N, was occupied by Larette […]

Wind blows trash fire out to two businesses; seven vehicles, flatbed car trailer destroyed

by Teresa Eubanks, Journal Editor Firefighters had their hands full with a Saturday afternoon trash fire that blew out of control, destroying seven vehicles and a flatbed car trailer at Silcox Auto Repair and heating up a number of fuel tanks at Chipola Propane on NW 22nd Street in Blountstown. “It was a very serious […]

Fire destroys unoccupied home & car off Hwy. 69

Westside Fire Department was called to the scene of a structure fire around 7 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10 on Bozeman Trail off Hwy. 69 South in Blountstown. Westside’s Chief Doug Harrell said the blaze had obviously been underway long before the call went out, leaving the structure completely destroyed. Jim Walters Mortgage had just […]

Metal building, vehicles burn Friday night

Firefighters battled an especially hot fire Friday night that destroyed a truck, an RV and a golf kart, along with a lot of equipment that was stored under a large metal building about 30 feet from the home of Kip Pitman and his wife off Hwy. 275 in Calhoun County, about four miles south of […]