Escambia County Fire Rescue has placed another red bulb on the “Keep the Wreath Green” fire safety wreath, bringing the total to six structure fires so far during the campaign.
The sixth fire occurred in the 100 block of S. 2nd St. on Friday, Dec. 13. ECFR arrived on scene and saw smoke coming from a residential structure. Units quickly confined the fire to the room of origin and extinguished it in 20 minutes. At the time, no occupants were home, but smoke alarms alerted the neighbors. The Florida Bureau of Fire and Arson Investigation is investigating the cause of the fire.
If your home does not have a working smoke detector, please call Escambia County Fire Rescue at 850-595-HERO (4376) or 850-436-5200 for city of Pensacola residents.
The “Keep the Wreath Green” fire safety campaign is a collaborative initiative with the city of Pensacola to promote fire safety during the month of December. During the month-long campaign, five-foot wreaths are on display at 18 county fire stations and five city fire stations, with wreaths also placed outside Escambia County's Ernie Lee Magaha Government Building downtown, the Escambia County Public Safety Building, Pensacola City Hall and Cordova Mall near the food court entrance. Each time firefighters respond to a residential fire with damage, a green light bulb will be replaced with a red one to remind citizens of the dangers posed by fires in residential home. For more tips on how to stay safe during the holiday season, visit myescambia.com/KeepTheWreathGreen.