PBCFR responds to Pahokee fire June 7

PAHOKEE — A Palm Beach County Fire Rescue (PBCFR) press release stated that at approximately 8:10 p.m. on Friday, June 7, crews responded to reports of a fire on the 13000 block of U.S. 441 North in Pahokee. First arriving firefighters reported heavy smoke from the attic of a single family home. Fire crews started […]

Glades County fire crews contain Moore Haven fire

MOORE HAVEN — A Glades County Public Safety news release stated that on April 10, Glades County fire crews and mutual aid responders were on scene at the Old Castle Lawn and Garden, 30075 U.S. 27 in Moore Haven. The fire started in one of the brush piles located at the back of the complex […]

Red Cross responds to home fire in Okeechobee

Florida’s Coast to Heartland Chapter of the American Red Cross responded to a home fire on April 3, on Southeast 39th Avenue in Okeechobee. Local Red Cross volunteers on a Disaster Action Team were on site to help coordinate emergency aid to the family affected. Fire officials say six people were impacted by the blaze, […]

Belle Glade home engulfed by fire

BELLE GLADE — A Palm Beach County Fire Rescue press release stated at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, April 1, crews responded to reports of a fire on the 300 block of West Canal Street inside the Johnson Trailer Park. The first arriving firefighters reported that a mobile home was fully engulfed in flames. Crews started […]

Barn and a trailer saved from 25-acre wildfire

OKEECHOBEE– On February 10, 2019 at 2:06 p.m., the Florida Forest Service and Okeechobee County Fire Rescue suppressed a 25-acre wildfire in the off N.E. 101 street, west of N.E. 128th Ave. Gusty winds blowing out of the south east at ten miles an hour spread the wildfire quickly in the dry grass (invasive cogongrass) […]

Deputy saves horses from fire

Tensions may be high between some of the residents out on the Prairie and the Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office, but when he was needed, Deputy Bryan Holden did not hesitate to jump in and rescue some horses from a deadly fire last Saturday, Feb. 9. According to the owner of the horses, Joni Davis, he […]

Residents of mobile home fire lose everything

OKEECHOBEE — A structure fire broke out around 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 7, in the 4100 block of U.S. 441 Southeast at Jim’s Place, a mobile home park. Neighbors looked on as the fire raged and black smoke billowed across the road into traffic — several ran across the highway to distance themselves from […]

Prescribed Burn Planned on Lake Okeechobee

OKEECHOBEE — A prescribed burn will be conducted on 1,000 acres of Lake Okeechobee in the Pearce Canal area on Thursday, Jan. 10, to improve fish and wildlife habitat on the lake. This will be done as a joint effort by the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) […]

Know the law before burning yard waste

Often residents desire to burn yard waste but aren’t sure if it is legal to do so. According to the Florida Forest Service, it is legal to burn yard waste without a permit as long as there are no city or county restrictions in effect at the time and you meet certain restrictions: • You […]

Abandoned building fire under investigation; brush fire apparently started from a pile of burning leaves

OKEECHOBEE — A structure fire was reported on Saturday evening in an abandoned building. According to an Okeechobee County Fire Rescue (OCFR) report, at 6:09 p.m. on May 12, a structure fire was reported in the 1800 block of Northeast 48th Avenue. Upon arrival units found Okeechobee County Sheriff’s Office deputies on scene of the […]