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Mount Dora Fire Dept. Receives $1.29M Grant to…

MOUNT DORA, Fla. -- The Mount Dora Fire Department recently received a grant from the Department of Homeland Security of $1.29 million in order to hire more firefighters and provide better service to the ever-growing city.…

Fiery Crash in Summerfield Ends with One Dead

WEIRSDALE, Fla. -- A fiery crash ended with one dead in Weirsdale on Sunday morning according to a Florida Highway Patrol report. Troopers were dispatched to the scene of a single-vehicle accident on County Road 42…

Two Injured in Early Morning DUI Crash

TAMPA, Fla - Two people were injured early in the morning of Saturday, October 21 following a DUI-related crash. Florida Highway Patrol reports Eldy Cartaya Dominguez, 32 of Tampa, was traveling northbound on I-275 in a…

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A semi-truck caught fire while traveling northbound on I-75 just north of Exit 358 in Ocala Friday afternoon.

Semi-Truck Catches Fire on Interstate 75

OCALA, Fla. - Florida Highway Patrol troopers were forced to shut down a portion of Interstate 75 after a semi-truck burst into flames just north of County Road 326 according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.…

Lake County rescinds countywide burn ban

TAVARES — Lake County has rescinded the countywide burn ban today that was enacted April 17 in accordance with Lake County Code 10.5-75. Lake County’s Keetch-Byram Drought Index (KBDI) is currently averaging 480, and is…

Marion County Fire Claims 53-year-old Woman

OCALA - A fire that broke out at home on Bahia Trace Court in Ocala Friday morning is to blame for the death of a 53-year-old woman according to the Marion County Fire Rescue (MCFR). Firefighters…

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Lake County Fire Rescue opens 25th fire station

UMATILLA – Lake County Fire Rescue opened its 25th full-time firehouse, Station 20 in Umatilla. “The residents of Dona Vista and south Umatilla now have a fire station staffed 24/7 which provides fire suppression and…

Elderly Man Caught in Residential Fire

LEESBURG - An elderly man who has not been identified by officials, was caught in a residential fire early Saturday morning according to Leesburg Fire Department's Deputy Fire Chief Joe Mera. The Leesburg Fire Department along…

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Montverde Home Goes Up in Flames

MONTVERDE - A fire broke out at a home in the Montverde Mobile Home Park Sunday morning. Montverde Fire Department along with Lake County Fire Rescue responded to the residence at 8:28 am Sunday morning and found flames coming…

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Fiery motorcycle crash in Ocala on SR 200

One Dead in Fiery Motorcycle Crash in Ocala

OCALA - A fiery accident that occurred in Ocala on State Road 200 and SW 69th Court Road Saturday afternoon ended in the death of one driver according to Florida Highway Patrol. According to witnesses, the…

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Fire Causes $75,000 in Damage to Leesburg Home…

LEESBURG - A Leesburg home has an estimated $75,00 in damage after a fire broke out overnight according to Leesburg Fire Deputy Chief Joseph Mera. Leesburg Fire Department, Lake County Fire Rescue, and Lake EMS responded…

Fire Breaks Out at Local Boat Factory in Wildwood

Fire Breaks Out at Local Boat Factory in…

WILDWOOD - A local boat factory caught fire Wednesday evening just before 7:00 pm in Wildwood. According to Wildwood Police Deputy Chief Valentino, emergency responders were dispatched to Crevalle Boats located at 1520 Industrial Drive in…