Structure Fire Reported At Cantonment Family Dollar, But The Smoke Was Not From A Fire

April 16, 2021

Escambia Fire Rescue responded to a reported commercial structure fire at the Cantonment Family Dollar Thursday night, but there was no fire.

Callers reported smoke visible from the roof of the Family Dollar at 734 South Highway 29. Firefighters arrived and an investigation found the reported smoke was actually steam or fog. The Family Dollar and Grocery Advantage stores were also checked inside as a precaution.

The Molino. Ensley, Bellview, Brent, Beulah, and Ferry Pass stations of Escambia Fire Rescue were dispatched.

NorthEscambia.com photos by Kristi Barbour, click to enlarge.

Comments

4 Responses to “Structure Fire Reported At Cantonment Family Dollar, But The Smoke Was Not From A Fire”

  1. me on April 16th, 2021 10:15 pm

    To:
    “No Name Required” It was a ” Family Dollar” store NOT a “Dollar General”.

  2. Anon on April 16th, 2021 8:43 pm

    Actually multiple engines and a ladder truck are dispatched to residential fires. I’m not really sure where you got your info from about only 1 truck going to those fires but its totally incorrect.

  3. William Reynolds on April 16th, 2021 4:46 pm

    “Six separate stations dispatched to one location for a fire that wasn’t. But if it was a private residence only one would be dispatched.”

    That is incorrect. Multiple stations are also dispatched to residential fires. The commercial fire does get a ladder truck that is not always on a residential dispatch.

  4. No Name Required on April 16th, 2021 4:31 pm

    Six separate stations dispatched to one location for a fire that wasn’t. But if it was a private residence only one would be dispatched. Waste of tax payer money. Hopefully Dollar General is sent the bill instead of putting it on already stressed tax payers.





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