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Couple escapes after garage catches fire

Tarpon Springs

Couple escapes after garage catches fire

A couple escaped an early morning fire uninjured, Tarpon Springs Fire District Chief Scott Young said. When crews from Palm Harbor, East Lake, Safety Harbor and Tarpon Springs arrived on the scene just after 3:47 a.m. Friday, a detached garage behind 1528 Big Bass Drive was in flames, Young said. "The house that belonged to the garage was starting to be put on fire by the garage fire and the house on the other side of the garage was getting some heat from the fire," he said. Young said investigators have not determined the cause or the extent of the damage left behind. "The garage itself was a total loss," he said, but the homes are still habitable.


Safety checks for car seats available

The Suncoast Safe Kids Coalition and local fire, police and health departments will conduct child car seat safety checks from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the parking lot of Burlington Coat Factory, 25813 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. The event is in conjunction with National Seat Check Saturday. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, four out of five car seats are installed incorrectly. But more than 20 nationally certified child passenger safety technicians will be available to ensure a proper and safe fit. No appointments are necessary. Parents are encouraged to bring the child and car seat along with the vehicle owner's manual and the child restraint instructions.

Palm Harbor

Businesses sought for Halloween fest

The Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St., is seeking area businesses to participate in the center's seventh annual Halloween Carnival at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30. Businesses are asked to donate candy for at least 500 children and will be provided with a display table to advertise their company. Call Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, (727) 771-6000.


Pet portrait fees will benefit SPCA

Professional photographer Laura Allen of Laura Allen Studios is inviting people to register for her fundraiser being held at SPCA of Tampa Bay from today through Oct. 3. For the eighth year, Allen will take pet and family photos with 100 percent of the sitting fees going to the organization. The session fee is $15 for two pets, $20 for three pets, $25 for four pets. People can also be in the portraits. The schedule: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 2-3. Preregister online at or call (727) 584-5040.

Couple escapes after garage catches fire 09/24/10 [Last modified: Friday, September 24, 2010 7:31pm]
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