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Commercial Structure Fire in Belle Glade

Craig Prusansky, Capt
Palm Beach County, Florida
February 1st , 2012

BELLE GLADE - On Tuesday, January 31, 2012, at approximately 2:25 pm, crews from Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue Battalion 7 responded to a report of a structure fire in the 500 block of SW 7th St in Belle Glade. The crews from both Stations 73 and 74 could see the "loom up" of the billowing cloud of smoke from their firehouses.

The initial crews were met by very heavy fire and smoke, along with a collapsed roof. The building was an abandoned Masonic Lodge. It took the crews about 20 minutes to bring the fire under control. No one was injured and the cause of the fire is under investigation by the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue Investigations Bureau.

Units on scene:
Q73 E73 E74 R73 R731 DC7 CP7 BC7 LA24.

Craig Prusansky, EMT-P, District Captain
Palm Beach County Fire-Rescue Battalion 7 A-Shift
Proudly serving "The Glades"


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