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Navarre Taco Bell Suffers Fire Damage

Navarre Taco Bell suffers fire damage

Friday, 28 June 2013
Written by Shelby Smithey

WEB Taco-Bell-en-fuego

The Taco Bell in Navarre suffered about $100,000 damage when a fire broke out just after 3 p.m. last Friday in the front area of the restaurant located at 8714 Navarre Pkwy.

No one was injured in the fire, and all Taco Bell employees and patrons were able to exit the building safely without incident.

Flames engulfed the upper front of the building as firefighters from Navarre Beach Fire Department, Midway Fire District and Holley-Navarre Fire District worked to stop the fire.

Early reports from Taco Bell employees were that the fire started when someone tossed a cigarette into a flowerbed with mulch in the front of the restaurant, which then caught fire and spread up the front of the building.

The State Fire Marshall’s report, however, indicates that the fire was caused by an unknown electrical issue. The fire has been ruled accidental, and caused an estimated $100,000 in damage, according to Anna Alexopoulos, press secretary of the State Fire Marshall’s Office in Tallahassee.

Original Article at Navarre Press

Sams Club Sign in Danger of Falling

Sam’s Club Sign in Danger of Falling Down

  Published: November 7, 2013

The City of Murfreesboro’s Fire & Rescue, Police, Engineering, and Codes departments all worked together Thursday morning (11/7/2013) to avert a potential sign collapse at the Sam’s Club on John Rice Boulevard.

Murfreesboro Engineer Sam Huddleston notified WGNS that John R. Rice Boulevard was closed to traffic until the damaged sign is repaired.  The closure includes no gas being sold at Sam’s until the giant interstate sign is fixed.

The City of Murfreesboro’s Fire and Rescue, Police, Engineering, and Codes departments all worked together to avert a potential sign collapse at the Sam’s Club on John Rice Boulevard. Murfreesboro Police Department first arrived on the scene to discover a broken beam on a 110’ Sam’s Club sign, causing the sign to lean. (see above WGNS News photo) 

Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue’s Ladder 9 evaluated the situation and contacted City Engineer Sam Huddleston and the Codes department. All were in agreement of the potential disasters that could occur if the sign were to fall.

Police blocked access and eventually coned off the areas of John Rice Boulevard at Old Fort Parkway and the entrance to Sam’s Club. A collapse zone was also set up in a portion of the parking lot and the area around the fuel pumps.

(Photo below) Yellow tape circles the gas pumps at Sam’s Club, and keeps motorists away from the potential fall zone while crews make repairs to the giant sign.

According to Captain/Shift Inspector Mark McCluskey, Boom Sign Company has three giant cranes in place to assist with repair or replacement of the sign. (see photo below)

“These areas will most likely remain closed for most of the day,” said McCluskey.

Sam’s Club is still open for business; however, shoppers will not be able to use the main entrance to the parking lot.

This is a major correction, and it is not known how long it will take to complete the repairs. In fact, Huddleston remained on-the-scene while crews were correcting the issue.

In the photo below, you can actually see how the two supporting posts are twisted and are not perfectly vertical as they should be.

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