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Navarre home total loss after garage fire

Navarre home total loss after garage fire

Fire consumed a house on Beacon Court in Navarre Aug. 1, sending one firefighter to the hospital and leaving five people without a home. Firefighters received a call for an active house fire after 11 a.m. in Navarre. Holley Navarre Fire Chief Ron Norton said the blaze appeared to have begun in the garage of […]

Early morning I-10 crash kills driver

Early morning I-10 crash kills driver

An accident along I-10 near Avalon Boulevard claimed the life of one driver in the early morning hours Friday. According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, a freightliner tractor trailer traveling eastbound at roughly 2:05 a.m. along I-10 toward mile marker 20, near the exit for Avalon Boulevard in Milton. Traffic along the road had […]

Lightning causes fire at Turkey Creek home

Lightning causes fire at Turkey Creek home

Thunderheads rolling through Navarre are being blamed for a fire that severely damaged a home in Navarre Monday morning. Located along Turkey Creek Road, the house fire was apparently caused by a lightning strike to the back corner of the house according to Holley-Navarre Fire Chief Ron Norton. “The house was unoccupied at the time. […]

Restaurant a “total loss” after early morning fire

Restaurant a “total loss” after early morning fire

Officials are calling Los Cabos Mexican Grill in Navarre a total loss after flames engulfed the restaurant’s interior early Monday morning. At about 2 a.m. July 30, Holley Navarre Fire District was dispatched to the strip mall at 9500 Navarre Parkway after a 911 caller stated flames were engulfing two to four of the units […]

Update: Dog survives massive house fire in Navarre

Update: Dog survives massive house fire in Navarre

Though their house was completely burned, a Navarre family had at least one thing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. Fire fully engulfed a residence on Tupelo Drive Nov. 22 causing half the house to collapse and the other half of the home to be heavily damaged, but the family dog, trapped inside the home […]

Mutual aid agreements crucial for area fire districts

Mutual aid agreements crucial for area fire districts

When flames peeked out from a dryer in a home in Midway Aug. 31, the resident’s teenaged occupant called 911. She was home alone. Within 60 seconds the dispatcher on the other end of the line had told her to evacuate and released a call to firefighters for help. Over the radio system all Midway […]

Fire destroys Navarre Beach home

Fire destroys Navarre Beach home

Smoke billowed from the gutted third story of a home on Navarre Beach Monday afternoon as firefighters battled a three-alarm blaze at the beach side house, located in the 7600 block of Gulf Boulevard. The thick haze from the fire extended nearly a quarter mile down Gulf Boulevard, where Santa Rosa Sheriff’s deputies had positioned […]

Blaze destroys unoccupied residence

Blaze destroys unoccupied residence

Fire engulfed an unoccupied home Tuesday on Orchid Circle in Navarre. The residence was located in the mobile home neighborhood of Colonial Pines. Firefighters were able to control the fire before it affected neighboring homes, but the blaze flared up again on the front side of the house when firefighters lost water pressure due to […]

Fire districts talk consolidation

Fire districts talk consolidation

No matter where it occurs from Midway to Navarre Beach, a reported structure fire will bring all engines and personnel available. Read the full article in the March 2 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Deputies describe how they spent Thanksgiving night

Deputies describe how they spent Thanksgiving night

Two police officers are being credited with rescuing a Navarre woman in a Thanksgiving night fire. Deputy James Moye says he was less than a mile away when he heard a residential fire call dispatched, with witnesses reporting flames showing. “I didn’t even have time to turn on my lights and siren and I was […]

Suspect in double homicide captured in Gulf Breeze

Suspect in double homicide captured in Gulf Breeze

A fugitive from North Carolina, suspected of shooting two women and burning the house they were in, has been captured in Gulf Breeze. According to a Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office statement, Paul Eugene Snow was captured on Monday, Nov. 21 at around 5 p.m. after a citizen flagged down a deputy regarding a man […]

Navarre says ‘yes’ to fire referendum

Navarre says ‘yes’ to fire referendum

Watching the election results from the comfort of his home, Holley-Navarre Fire Chief Ron Norton heaved a big sigh of relief with the unofficial results Tuesday night from the Supervisor of Elections Office. The citizens of the fire district, with the exception of Holley, spoke loudly in support of an increase in the fire-assessment fees […]

Vote yes on Holley-Navarre Fire District referendum

Vote yes on Holley-Navarre Fire District referendum

Our safety is on the line This election is indeed as important as they come.  Who will be our next president?  United States Senator? State Representative? Will the medical marijuana law be expanded?  And for all the residents in Navarre and Holley, the life safety issue is will we vote yes to raise the fire-assessment […]

More firefighters needed for Holley-Navarre

More firefighters needed for Holley-Navarre

Holley-Navarre’s Fire District has grown exponentially since 2010, encompassing nearly 50 square miles with only two fire stations and five firefighters between the two at any given time.  And while the 50 square miles hasn’t expanded, the number of residents has, nearly doubling.  Yet, the district is still staffed at the same level as it […]

Art at 2,400 degrees

Art at 2,400 degrees

For potter Jason Stokes, being coated in clay and tending flames of 2,400 degree heat is second nature. Stokes grew up in the world of pottery, creating works of art at Holley Hill Pottery since he was very young as his father tended the flames of the kiln. “I’ve grown up around the kiln,” he […]

Fire leaves Manatee Street house total loss

Fire leaves Manatee Street house total loss

On the first day of Fire Prevention Month, Oct. 1, a residential structure fire at 7703 Manatee St. left the house a total loss. According to Holley-Navarre Fire District Battalion Chief Howie Rounsaville, the two-alarm fire broke out while the homeowners were there and may have been burning for some time before the fire department […]

HNFD sets festival date

HNFD sets festival date

As the official sponsor of Fire Prevention Week for more than 90 years, the National Fire Protection Association is promoting this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” to better educate the public about the critical importance of knowing how old their smoke alarms are […]

Firefighters benefit from training exercises

Firefighters benefit from training exercises

A few people late to the scene wondered if perhaps there was a fire or some other serious emergency going on at Beach Colony East on Navarre Beach Wednesday morning. They quickly discovered there was no need to worry. The Navarre Beach Fire Department was simply conducting a ladder truck training exercise at the condo […]

Apartment fire under investigation

Apartment fire under investigation

State Fire Marshals are investigating the early morning fire that broke out at the Reserve Apartments Friday, Aug. 5, in Midway. Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office and Midway Fire Department responded to the 5:37 a.m. fire according to Sheriff’s Office press release. The blaze was contained to one unit in building 11 of the complex. No […]

Mobile home damaged in fire

Mobile home damaged in fire

Firefighters responded to a call Tuesday afternoon for a fire at a single-wide residential trailer home in Gulf Breeze. Midway Fire Department’s Jon Kanzigg said his crew got the call at 2:04 p.m. and was dispatched to the scene immediately. Kanzigg said they could see smoke as soon as they pulled out of the station. […]

Burger King three-alarm blaze

Burger King three-alarm blaze

A three-alarm fire at Burger King in Navarre Sunday morning caused significant structural damage and firefighters had to cut through the brick in the building to fight the fire. Holley-Navarre Fire Chief Ron Norton said that along with his district, Navarre Beach, Midway, Florosa, Hurlburt Field, Mary Esther, Avalon and Bagdad all responded to the […]

Couple escapes burning home on Salamanca Street

Couple escapes burning home on Salamanca Street

Dog in critical condition Jeremy and Cat Bradshaw were sleeping when the unthinkable happened.  Cat woke up shortly after 1 a.m. Monday to get a drink of water and saw the glow of fire. She yelled to her husband, “Babe – Fire!” Jeremy got out of bed, and saw the fire outside the back French […]

Holley-Navarre Fire District Fire Prevention Festival

Holley-Navarre Fire District Fire Prevention Festival

The Holley-Navarre Fire District celebrated National Fire Prevention Week with a Fall Festival on Oct. 10 at Navarre United Methodist Church. The festival featured games for kids, including a video game trailer and bounce house. Kids of all ages could participate in the old-fashioned bucket brigade challenge or climb up into a firetruck. Lifeguard Air […]

Summit Drive arson investigation ongoing

Summit Drive arson investigation ongoing

In the early morning hours of June 7, firefighters responded to a fully involved fire at 7057 Summit Drive in Holley by the Sea. According to Holley-Navarre Fire District Chief Ron Norton, the 2,600 square-foot home was a total loss. Just days later, the state Fire Marshal’s Office had declared the fire was a result […]

Blaze destroys Navarre home

Blaze destroys Navarre home

The Holley-Navarre Fire District was dispatched to a residential structure fire in the 8900 block on Sunset Drive due to a reported fire in the kitchen. According to a release issued by Chief Ron Norton of the Holley-Navarre Fire District, the first Chief Officer on the scene reported a working fire with heavy fire conditions […]

Firefighters on scene of residential fire

Firefighters on scene of residential fire

Firefighters from multiple agencies including Holley-Navarre Fire District, Navarre Beach Fire, Midway Fire and Florosa are currently fighting a residential structure fire at 8900 block of Sunset Drive in Navarre. The main structure was fully involved at 7:40 p.m. A neighbor from El Dorado Street reported hearing “yelling” at the location prior to the fire. There are […]

Officials: Child accidentally started house fire

Officials: Child accidentally started house fire

Officials will not press charges against a child they say accidentally set fire to the family’s garage June 6. The home, located at 2610 Hidden Creek Drive, was destroyed in the fire, which started around 9 a.m. while the family was getting ready for church. According to Holley-Navarre Fire Chief Ron Norton, the fire spread […]

Brush fire in Holley by the Sea

Brush fire in Holley by the Sea

Holley-Navarre and Midway fire districts responded to a brush fire at around 2:50 p.m. in the empty lots between the 6600 block of Fern Street and Kempton Street in Holley by the Sea. The fire was extinguished and the Department of Forestry is also on scene. It is unknown how the fire started. Read the full story […]