First And Second Bulbs Placed On Fire Safety Wreath

December 6, 2019

Escambia County Fire Rescue has placed two red bulbs on the “Keep the Wreath Green” fire safety wreath representing two structure fires which occurred on Wednesday.

Escambia County Emergency Communications received a call at 1:49 p.m. reporting a structure fire in the 600 block of Bayshore Drive. Upon initial investigation, smoke was visible in the first floor gathering room at the Riveria Condominiums. The fire was apparently started by three very old extension cords plugged together with Christmas lights. Two of the cords were not UL approved.

The second fire occurred in the 7100 block of Community Drive at 10:09 p.m. When Escambia County Fire Rescue arrived, smoke and flames were visible. Four adults were displaced and are being assisted by the American Red Cross. No injuries were reported. The fire was apparently started by an unattended candle left burning on the dresser in the bedroom. There was not a working smoke detector in the home. The related images with this release show the total loss of this home.

Pictured: A residential structure fire on Community Drive. Photo for NorthEscambia.com, click to enlarge.

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