Brevard County, Palm Bay firefighters extinguish burning home, rescue ferret, officials say
A residential fire in the town of Grant-Valkaria on Sunday afternoon was quickly put out by firefighters with Brevard County Fire Rescue and the Palm Bay Fire Department, who also rescued a ferret, officials said.
Parts of I-95 still shut down after semitruck overturns early Saturday morning
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — The Florida Highway Patrol is investigating a crash involving an overturned semitruck in Brevard County. Brevard County Fire Rescue officials said the truck was the only vehicle involved in the crash this morning. The truck was traveling southbound on I-95 when it lost control and due to an unknown reason and crashed into the guardrail. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 4 Semi-Truck Overturned I-95 (Brevard County Fire Rescue)Read: 15-year-old Central Florida boy shot and killed in residential neighborhood, police sayOne lane of I-95 north remains blocked at this time because of the overturned semitruck. This crash remains under investigation.wftv.com
One injured in Merritt Island apartment fire
MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. — One person was injured after a fire broke out at a Merritt Island apartment complex Friday afternoon. When firefighters arrived on scene they found a fire inside a second story apartment. One person in the apartment was transported to a nearby hospital with unknown injuries. Here’s what you need to knowFire officials said the cause of the fire is under investigation. Expand Autoplay Image 1 of 4 One injured in Merritt Island apartment fire One person was injured after a fire broke out at a Merritt Island apartment complex Friday afternoon.wftv.com
Fire guts Merritt Island home, firefighters determine cause
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — Flames lit up the sky overnight in a Merritt Island neighborhood. Fire “heavily damaged” a two-story home in the 1500 block of Pine Island Road around 3:30 a.m. Sunday, Brevard County Fire Rescue said. READ: Omicron variant found in Central Florida wastewater, city manager saysTwo #BCFR firefighters wait for water on the second story of this mornings fire on Pine Island Road in #MerrittIsland. pic.twitter.com/BMvHlNT5yI — BCFRpio (@BCFRpio) December 12, 2021The home’s distance from the main access road presented a challenge, firefighters said. READ: Chris Wallace leaving Fox News, will join CNN+Fire crews had to run a half-mile of hose from their tankers.wftv.com
Brevard County officials call for more training after second allegation of inappropriate behavior
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — For the second time in as many weeks, Brevard County is investigating an allegation of inappropriate behavior involving a Brevard County Fire Rescue employee. A paramedic is accused of telling a gunshot victim that police decided to shoot him in a particular location on his body because of his ethnicity. READ: Brevard County investigating after photo surfaces on social media showing firefighter in blackfaceThe first incident involved a Halloween photo appearing to show a veteran firefighter in blackface posted to social media. Simpson showed up to our party.” The county is still reviewing the incident. On Tuesday, Commissioner Bryan Lober raised concerns about the possible need for additional training after he was made aware of the second incident involving an African-American firefighter and paramedic accused of making racially insensitive remarks to a gunshot victim.wftv.com
Brevard fire medic under investigation for allegedly insensitive remark to shooting victim
A member of the Brevard County Fire Rescue staff is under investigation after he allegedly made a racially insensitive remark to a shooting victim while the person was being transported by ambulance to the hospital for treatment, according to News 6 partner Florida Today.
Fire destroys West Melbourne home Saturday
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — A home in West Melbourne was severely damaged by fire on Saturday, according to Brevard County Fire Rescue. Firefighters responded to a home on John Carrol Lane after receiving calls about an active fire. Crews from the Melbourne Fire Department assisted Brevard County Fire Rescue to fight the fire. READ: Pedestrian hit and killed by car in Brevard County, troopers sayMajor damage was seen to the home after crews got the blaze under control. READ: Woman found dead after shooting inside Brevard County home Friday morning, deputies sayDespite the damage, firefighters said the people who live at the home will not need Red Cross assistance.wftv.com
Crews respond to Hazmat situation in Viera home
VIERA, Fla. – Two people had difficulty breathing due to an unknown Hazmat situation in a Viera home Wednesday afternoon, according to Brevard County Fire Rescue officials. BCFR Hazmat teams responded to the home on Crane Creek Boulevard around 4 p.m. for a suspicious package. [TRENDING: How to celebrate St. Patty’s Day at theme parks | Florida’s texting-driving law rarely enforced | Massive manta ray photobombs surfer]AdThe people having difficulty breathing refused treatment from paramedics, according to BCFR. Hazmat teams tested a substances found in the home and determined it was non-hazardous, according to officials. Sky 6 video showed multiple fire engines, an ambulance and Hazmat teams on scene.
Child burned in Brevard house fire, officials say
COCOA, Fla. – A child was injured Tuesday morning in a house fire in Canaveral Groves Shores, fire officials said. The fire broke out at a home on Cabbage Palm Street, southwest of I-95 and Port St. John Parkway. [TRENDING: Winter storm shuts down Fla. schools | Fla. man arrested in Capitol riot: I was following Trump’s orders | Shoe removed from 341-pound croc]A child was injured Tuesday morning in a house fire in Canaveral Groves Shores, fire officials said. The child, whose age has not been released, suffered minor burns and was treated by Brevard County Fire Rescue paramedics, officials tweeted. The Red Cross said it was helping two adults and two children after the fire, providing them with emergency relief funds.
Scrap vehicles catch fire at Brevard County recycling plant
PALM BAY, Fla. – About two dozen scrap vehicles caught on fire Tuesday night at a recycling plant in the Rockledge area and after more than an hour, it’s been contained. Brevard County Fire Rescue said the fire was reported on Ansin Road shortly after 7 p.m.[TRENDING: Hundreds line up for free turkeys | COVID-19 vaccine FAQs | 11 things to be thankful for during pandemic]About 30 minutes later, firefighters said they were using foam to attempt to extinguish the flames. Then at 7:45 p.m., they said the situation was upgraded to a two-alarm fire. The fire was said to be under control around 8:30 p.m.No further details were immediately available. Check back for more updates on this developing story.
Shark attacks surfer off Melbourne Beach
MELBOURNE BEACH, Fla. – A man was attacked by a “toothy sea creature” while surfing Tuesday morning off Melbourne Beach, according to officials. The attack happened around 8:15 a.m. near the 7400 block of State Road A1A in the Sunnyland Beach community. The 25-year-old victim was taken to Holmes Regional Medical Center with an arm injury, according to Brevard County Fire Rescue. Officials said the man suffered “significant bleeding.”“It was severe enough that they thought he needed specialized attention at a trauma center,” Fire Chief Mark Schollmeyer said. Firefighters said the surfer was fortunate to be right across the street from the last fire station in the county before Sebastian Inlet.
Child required Narcan after touching ‘straw’ used to smoke heroin, deputies say
COCOA, Fla. – For the second time in two weeks, a young child in Brevard County required the aid of the opioid-overdose reversal drug Narcan after coming into contact with heroin, according to authorities. After unsuccessfully trying to wake the child, two other people in the home told Roush she needed to call 911, according to the report. Deputies said Roush knowingly and willingly impeded the medical response for the child. When BCFR and deputies arrived, the Narcan nasal spray was administered to the child to stop him or her from overdosing. The Narcan was successful and the child became responsive, according to the report.
Man bitten by ‘toothy sea creature’ at Cocoa Beach, paramedics say
COCOA BEACH, Fla. – A man was transported to a local hospital after being bitten by what Brevard County firefighters described as a “toothy sea creature” on Cocoa Beach, reports News 6 partner Florida Today. Paramedics responded to the beach between North First Street and North Second Street around 10 a.m. Tuesday. Brevard County Fire Rescue could not confirm whether the animal was a shark, saying only that it was a "toothy sea creature." Beaches have been closed except for exercise-related activities, such as jogging and surfing, as county officials try to tamper crowd sizes to stem the spread of coronavirus. Contact Vazquez at firstname.lastname@example.org, 321-917-7491 or on Twitter @tyler_vazquez.
Motorcycle crash forces lane closures along I-95, authorities say
TITUSVILLE – All lanes of traffic along I-95 near mile marker 212 around Titusville are blocked following a motorcycle accident, according to Brevard County Fire Rescue. The person on the motorcycle was transported to a hospital on a trauma alert in a helicopter, according to authorities. Check back to ClickOrlando.com for updates to this story.
Construction workers injured in crane accident in Viera
VIERA, Fla. – Two workers were hospitalized Saturday after being trapped in a crane accident and collapse in Brevard County, investigators said. Officials with the Brevard County Fire Rescue learned of the situation Saturday morning. Units arrived and found a roof assembly that had fallen to the ground with workers freeing the two trapped workers with a piece of heavy equipment, according to a brief statement from BCFR authorities. 1 person transported to local hospital with NLT injuries and 1 trauma alert flown to a trauma center via @Health_First First Flight. The incident took place on Metfield Drive in Viera, at the site of a motel under construction.
Car crashes into Viera home, transformer, fire rescue officials say
A driver crashed his SUV into a house on Grand Isle Boulevard Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. (Image: Brevard County Fire Rescue)VIERA, Fla. - A driver crashed Thursday morning into a transformer before hitting the front porch of a Viera home, according to Brevard County Fire Rescue officials. The crash was reported in the 1400 block of Grand Isle Boulevard around 10 a.m. Hazmat and fire rescue crews responded to the scene. The driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was the only person in the SUV, according to the BCFR public information officer. The SUV took out a transformer before crashing into the bushes and a column on the front porch.
Hazmat responds to dump truck crash on SR 524 in Brevard
A dump truck overturned on SR 524 in Cocoa on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. (Image: FHP)BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - A dump truck overturned on State Road 524 in Cocoa Monday morning causing a diesel leak, according to Brevard County Fire Rescue. Officials said the truck was carrying dirt when it overturned at 7:58 a.m. at Adamson Road. Hazmat crews responded to the crash for a diesel leak, according to Fire Rescue. Traffic Alert: Adamson Road closed at SR 524, due to overturned dump truck.
2 teens injured in Viera golf cart crash
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - Two teenagers were injured in a golf cart crash in Viera Friday afternoon, according to Brevard County Fire Rescue. Officials said the crash happened around 3 p.m. on Lake Andrew and Napolo drives. Two pediatric patients were transported to an area hospital as trauma alerts, the department posted on Twitter. The golf cart collided with a 2007 Mitsubishi on Lake Andrew Drive. Sky 6 video from the scene showed a golf cart turned on its side in the road.
1 injured in jet ski crash near Titusville A. Max Brewer Bridge
TITUSVILLE, Fla. - One person was injured Wednesday in a crash involving a jet ski near the A. Max Brewer Bridge, according to officials with the Titusville Fire Department. The Fire Department and Brevard County Fire Rescue responded to a water rescue in the Indian River around 2 p.m. Officials with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission were also on scene. Officials said the incident happened on the second island north of the A. Max Brewer Bridge. Brevard County Fire Rescue drove the patient to a local trauma center in an ambulance instead of by air because weather prevented an airflight, according to Titusville Fire Department. Copyright 2019 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.
Crews rescue tangled osprey in Brevard County
Crews rescued an entangled osprey in Viera on July 20, 2019. Photo courtesy of Brevard County Fire Rescue. VIERA, Fla. - Brevard County Fire Rescue crews performed an unusual rescue Saturday after someone with an eagle eye spotted a tangled osprey hanging upside down from its nest. Pictures from the rescue show the nest atop a pole on the 7600 block of North Wickham Road with the large bird dangling upside down beneath it. It took less than 15 minutes for first responders to rescue the ensnared fowl and turn it over to Brevard County Animal Services for further evaluation.
Driver critically injured when car slams into tree, transformer in Viera
VIERA, Fla. - A driver was critically injured in an overnight crash in Viera, officials said. The crash was reported in the 5000 block of Stadium Parkway. According to Brevard County Fire Rescue, a car crashed into a tree and transformer. Officials tweeted photos of the crash, showing the car badly damaged and a tree lying across the top of it. Copyright 2019 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.