22 fire units respond to 1 pot of burned beansBy Times staff writer
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published January 14, 2003
CLEARWATER -- Residents of a Clearwater Beach condominium burned a pot of black bean soup on Monday. The Fire Department sent 22 units to the call. Neighbors first smelled smoke around noon and phoned the Fire Department. When firefighters arrived, they discovered that the pot already was removed from the stove, and that the kitchen was not ablaze. "Until you know what it is, you have to assume the worst," said Deputy Fire Chief Mark Weinreich. The incident took place on the fourth floor of Clearwater Point Seven condominiums, 851 Bayway Blvd. About 35 people were evacuated. The burned pot caused no damage.
Clearwater presents plans for fire station
CLEARWATER -- A public meeting is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. today at the Martin Luther King Recreation Complex, 1201 Douglas Ave. Fire Chief Rowland Herald will present plans for a Northwest Clearwater fire station on Overbrook Avenue, between Betty Lane and Douglas Avenue. "We're looking forward to meeting with the community as we partner with them to create this new public safety facility," Herald said. Historical department data, photographs, and plans for Clearwater's eighth fire station will be shared at today's meeting. There will be an opportunity for comments and questions. For information, call Clearwater Fire & Rescue at (727) 562-4334.
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