Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

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.

Clearwater

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.

Countywide

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 lauraallenstudios.com or call (727) 584-5040.

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

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Amazon receives 238 proposals from places eager to become its 2nd headquarters

    Business

    NEW YORK — Amazon said Monday that it received 238 proposals from cities and regions in the United States, Canada and Mexico hoping to be the home of the company's second headquarters.

    Earlier this month, an Amazon employee gives her dog a biscuit as the pair head into a company building, where dogs are welcome, in Seattle. Amazon says it received 238 proposals from cities and regions hoping to be the home of the company's second headquarters. 
[AP Photo/Elaine Thompson]
  2. Police may have found the body of a Texas toddler whose dad said he banished her to an alley

    Nation

    Police in Texas say they have "most likely" found the body of Sherin Mathews, the missing 3-year-old girl whose father claims he sent her alone into an alley when she wouldn't drink her milk.

    This undated photo provided by the Richardson Texas Police Department shows 3-year-old Sherin Mathews. Police in a Dallas suburb say they've found the body of a small child, not far from the home of Sherin Mathews, who's been missing since early this month. (Richardson Texas Police Department via AP)
  3. Bucs Cannon Fodder podcast: What went wrong on defense?

    Bucs

    Greg Auman is back from Buffalo, going back over a difficult finish and tough loss for the Bucs, in his latest Cannon Fodder podcast.

    Buffalo Bills tight end Logan Thomas (82) makes a touchdown catch over Bucs defensive back T.J. Ward (43) during the second half. [LOREN ELLIOTT   |   Times]
  4. Jim McElwain: Florida Gators have received death threats after 3-3 start

    Blogs

    GAINESVILLE - The Florida Gators' 3-3 start is causing some fans to become irrational - even by college football standards.

    UF coach Jim McElwain said there have been death threats made against people related to his program.
  5. Megyn Kelly hits back at O'Reilly's claim no one complained

    Blogs

    Bill O'Reilly, forced out at Fox News over allegations of sexual harassment, has said no one ever filed a complaint about his behavior with human resources or the legal department in the 20 years he was at the network.

    Bill O'Reilly at the Newseum in Washington D.C., on October 6, 2016.