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Truman Drive house fire leaves two dogs dead

Truman Drive house fire leaves two dogs dead

A home on Truman Drive in Navarre was already emitting smoke when the occupants, a man and his elderly mother, arrived home midday Tuesday, according to Holley Navarre Fire Chief Ron Norton. They called 911 and told dispatchers their two dogs were trapped inside.   Read the full article in the Sept. 19 issue of […]

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 […]

El Paseo Street fire claims family home

El Paseo Street fire claims family home

Fire claimed the contents of a home on El Paseo Street March 20, leaving a local family with few surviving possessions. The cause of the blaze is unclear. Read the full article in the March 28 issue of Navarre Press. Visit https://navarrepress.com/subscribe/ to view subscription options – or sign up to receive a digital subscription […]

Lightning suspected cause of beach structure fire

Lightning suspected cause of beach structure fire

Firefighters from multiple districts responded to a house fire Tuesday afternoon at 7634 Gulf Boulevard on Navarre Beach. At roughly 3:20 p.m., vacationer R.J. Clarkston noticed smoke coming from a house a few lots down from his vacation rental. Read the full article in the July 12 issue of Navarre Press. Click here to subscribe for […]

A house burned – where are the fire hydrants?

A house burned – where are the fire hydrants?

Wednesday, before Thanksgiving, a home on Tupelo Street burned. It was fully involved when the Holley Navarre Fire District and other agencies arrived – and what they discovered was not unusual for them. There was no fire hydrant on the street. Instead of hooking up to a hydrant to fight the fire, they had to […]

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 […]

Service dog killed in fire

Service dog killed in fire

Multiple 911 calls came in Thursday morning as neighbors of a home on Musket Drive in Navarre spotted smoke and flames in Colonial Pines Estates. Within seven minutes firefighters were on scene. When they arrived flames were visible from the house. The woman who resides in the residence had exited the home, but she told […]

Fire damages Sleepy Bay home

Fire damages Sleepy Bay home

“Residential structure fire at 7843 Sleepy Bay Boulevard,” called the Santa Rosa County dispatcher to Holley Navarre Fire District, Midway, Navarre Beach and Florosa Fire Departments. When the first truck arrived on scene the smoke could be seen coming out of the ventilation pipes on the roof. The fire was in the kitchen. Read the […]

Hero gets Carnegie Medal for fire rescue

Hero gets Carnegie Medal for fire rescue

A Gulf Breeze man has been chosen to receive a Carnegie Medal for the heroism he showed when he crashed through the door of a burning home to save a disabled woman trapped inside. David Hammond pulled his tenant, Stephanie Wright, from the burning house on July 28, 2016. Wright has multiple sclerosis and needed […]

Holley home gutted by fire

Holley home gutted by fire

At 6:15 a.m., Feb. 4, the Holley-Navarre Fire District responded to a residential structure fire in the 3300 block of Doddie Lane in Holley. Read the full article in the Feb. 9 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as $38 per year.

Woman in hospital after Thanksgiving fire

Woman in hospital after Thanksgiving fire

One woman and two Santa Rosa Sheriff’s deputies were sent to the hospital for smoke inhalation Thursday night, Nov. 24, after a fire engulfed a home on Hidden Estates Circle in Navarre. According to a press release from the Santa Rosa Sheriff’s Office, deputies James Moye and Joshua Hargitt responded at approximately 11:30 p.m. to […]

City of Gulf Breeze honors man for fire rescue

City of Gulf Breeze honors man for fire rescue

Stephanie Wright, mother of a teenage son, would not be here today if not for her landlord David Hammond. Wright has multiple sclerosis and cannot walk. When her house caught fire late one July night Hammond was the one who rushed into the burning house to pull her out safely. The city of Gulf Breeze […]

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 […]

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 […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 19

Five Things to Know in Florida for July 19

DOCUMENTS: PULSE GUNMAN REPEATEDLY TAUNTED FOR BEING MUSLIM Records released Monday by the St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office show Mateen claimed he was regularly called derogatory epithets for being Muslim by deputies and others at the St. Lucie Courthouse, where he worked as a contract guard. In response to the taunting, he told co-workers he […]

Gulf Breeze man dies in house fire

Gulf Breeze man dies in house fire

A Gulf Breeze man died in a house fire on Ramblewood Drive Thursday morning. Midway Fire District Battalion Chief, Lou Jones confirmed one adult male fatality and one pet fatality. “The home sustained major damage and is not inhabitable at this time,” said Jones.  Another resident of the home was not present at the time of […]

House fire under investigation

House fire under investigation

The state fire marshal is investigating a house fire that took place Thursday morning. The Holley-Navarre Fire District was dispatched to 2324 Avenida De Sol at 6:21 a.m. The first unit arrived on scene at 6:27 a.m. Smoke was coming from the eaves of the one-story home, which is approximately 1,700 square feet, according to Battalion […]