Another House Fire: 12th Red Bulb Placed On Fire Safety Wreath

December 31, 2016

A fire in the 1000 block of South Fairfield Drive Friday marked the 12 the red bulb to the place on the “Keep the Wreath Green” fire safety wreath.

Escambia County Emergency Communications received multiple calls reporting a structure fire Friday, December 30 at 10:45 a.m.  Crews arrived on scene to find a working fire in a single-wide mobile home, with fire visible from a bedroom window.

The fire was called under control at 10:57 a.m. No one was injured in the fire, but the home was a total loss displacing the residents.

The American Red Cross is assisting one adult and two children and the Florida State Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire. The following Escambia Fire Rescue Stations responded: Warrington, Myrtle Grove, Pleasant Grove and Osceola. The NAS Pensacola Fire Department also assisted.

The 10th and 11th red bulbs were following fires in the Cantonment area. Click here and click here for more information and photos.

The “Keep the Wreath Green” fire safety campaign is a collaborative initiative with the city of Pensacola to promote fire safety during the month of December. During the month-long campaign, five-foot wreaths are on display at 18 county fire stations and five city fire stations, with wreaths also placed outside Escambia County’s Ernie Lee Magaha Government Building downtown, the Escambia County Public Safety Building, Pensacola City Hall and Cordova Mall near the food court entrance. Each time firefighters respond to a residential fire with damage, a green light bulb will be replaced with a red one to remind citizens of the dangers posed by fires in residential home.


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