Fire in SoWal -- Seagrove Beach

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  1. Smiling JOe

    Smiling JOe SoWal Expert

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    Behind the Tom Thumb in Seagrove, a new fire has just broken out!!! Two Fire trucks are on the scene and one more just arrived, and smoke is everywhere!!! Three smaller fires broke out around the larger one.
     
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  2. lsutigs

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    Re: New Fire in SoWal -- Sommerset Beach - Seagrove

    Terrific, this is on the road where my condo is. I hope is contained, keep us updated.
     
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    Re: New Fire in SoWal -- Sommerset Beach - Seagrove

    Is it bad enough down there that we should drive down and be prepared to protect our home? That's about 1/2 mile from us!
     
  4. Panhandler

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    Re: New Fire in SoWal -- Sommerset Beach - Seagrove

    Can't blame this one on lightning...
    Time to go out and: :drink:
     
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    SJ, do you know EXACTLY where this fire is? Is it behind Seagrove Highlands?
     
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    Re: New Fire in SoWal -- Sommerset Beach - Seagrove

    Man, this is bad. What worries me is fires will start breaking out everywhere all at once and they won't have the manpower to fight all of them.

    Hopefully the one mentioned above by SJ has already been extinguished, as it sounds like the FD got there pretty quick.

    Again, folks, PLEASE be careful with those cigarettes. :bang:
     
  7. Beachbummett

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    Re: New Fire in SoWal -- Sommerset Beach - Seagrove

    Just got off the phone with the phone number listed in another thread. She stated that the fire was on SOMMERSET BRIDGE ROAD BEHIND TOM THUMB, 12 homes evacuated and that's all she can tell me at this time.

    will post when i call again.
     
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  8. Camp Creek Kid

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    Re: New Fire in SoWal -- Sommerset Beach - Seagrove

    I heard and this is NOT confirmed that it is a house fire at the Bunaglows at Seagrove. Possibly more than one structure is on fire.
     
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    Re: New Fire in SoWal -- Sommerset Beach - Seagrove

    Five separate sets of sirens just went down 331 toward 98. :sosad:
     
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  10. lsutigs

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    Re: New Fire in SoWal -- Sommerset Beach - Seagrove

    That is not good. I am staying at Seagrove Highlands. Let us know when it is contained or if I need to leave work to get my little dog out of the condo.
     
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    Re: New Fire in SoWal -- Sommerset Beach - Seagrove

    30-A is close in front of Somerset Bridge Road. If you have kids that are supposed to ride the bus home, you'd better go get them instead. I'm on my way.
     
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    Re: New Fire in SoWal -- Sommerset Beach - Seagrove

    This is just terrible. So sorry y'all are going through this. It's very scary.
     
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    Re: New Fire in SoWal -- Sommerset Beach - Seagrove

    Viewing the smoke from Ryan St (Summer's Edge)....
    smoke seems somewhat less in the last 5 minutes....praying they have contained it...have been told it is straight behind ANGELINA'S .....several blocks onbehind the restaurant....not directly behind.....the winds are blowing the smoke to the south. Lots of sirens and emergency vehicles have roared down 30A from the east.....I was told that a forestry flatbed with equipment is there also....
     
  14. steyou

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    Re: New Fire in SoWal -- Sommerset Beach - Seagrove

    Two Bungalows have burned and one home in the community to the north. Not sure what specific ones.
    This is confirmed by an eye witness who lives in that community.
     
  15. Smiling JOe

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    Re: New Fire in SoWal -- Sommerset Beach - Seagrove

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    Photos courtesy of Abe Drinkin, who was live on scene soon after the fire broke out. He orgininally stated that the fire was behind Tom Thumb, but from his description, it sounds like it is one block east and north of Seagrove Tom Thumb. In the first photo, you can see the closest palm tree on the right, next to the fence, is on fire.
     
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    Re: New Fire in SoWal -- Sommerset Beach - Seagrove

    Just got off the phone with the fire dept. 13 homes involved three homes lost. It has not been contained at this time.

    Will keep you posted when I hear something else.
     
  17. Smiling JOe

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    Re: New Fire in SoWal -- Sommerset Beach - Seagrove

    From Abe Drinkin's report (I've not seen the fire), this fire is far from being contained. He said that it is very likely that some houses will catch on fire. He left the scene because of all the smoke. They were shopping over at Larder and Bella Flora, with no fire in sight, and when they came out, they saw what is shown in the photos. I'm sure the police have closed the roads in that area.
     
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    Re: New Fire in SoWal -- Sommerset Beach - Seagrove

    fire dept. says road closed from 395 to 98
     
  19. jessifunn

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    Re: New Fire in SoWal -- Sommerset Beach - Seagrove

    i'm in Destin and fire truck after fire truck is speeding past. they are coming from niceville and ft. walton. hope they get there soon!
     
  20. Smiling JOe

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    Re: New Fire in SoWal -- Sommerset Beach - Seagrove

    Firetrucks from Freeport have also passed by, heading that way. I am glad to see such quick response from the FD, and assistance from other fire dpts in the area. Those brave men and women are earning their paychecks this week.
     

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