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Throw blanket, mood lighting causes fire at Naples condominium
A Naples condominium was evacuated Wednesday night after a small fire started on a second-story unit.  Read more

Study ranks Naples, Marco Island among top 30 U.S. cities for firefighters
Naples and Marco Island are good places to be a firefighter, according to a study conducted by consumer analytics firm ValuePenguin.  Read more

Fire officials concerned about flammable material used in colored powder
Fire officials are raising concerns about events that use colored powder made of cornstarch after a recent deadly explosion.

The powder is often used in the popular color runs held throughout Southwest Florida.  Read more

Naples firefighter speaks out after being injured in mansion fire
A mansion that went up in flames Monday night resulted in millions of dollars in damage.  A firefighter was injured trying to fight the intense flames.  Read more

Where there's smoke there's fire - maybe
Fighting a fire, as seen on TV vs. fighting a fire, in real life as experienced by Brent Batten at a training exercise with the Naples Fire Department at the old St. George and the Dragon restaurant on Fifth Avenue South:

On TV: Firefighters break down the door with an ax.  Read more

Naples home ravaged by fire early Sunday, almost $2M in damage
Firefighters spent more than three hours fighting a fire blazing in Naples, but officials said the Seagate home of a Naples attorney has been deemed a total loss.  Read more

Naples couple escapes after boat explodes
Naples firefighters responded to a boat fire this afternoon at 2220 Snook Drive where a vessel was completely engulfed in flames after an explosion.  Read more

Naples Kwik Pik sustains $500k in damage in 10 minutes from fire
A Sunday morning fire at Kwik Pik on Goodlette-Frank Road North caused about a half million dollars in damage, fire officials report.  Read More

Kids to blame for more than 100 Collier, Lee wildfires since 2005
Charred palm trees still grow behind Ruben Ortiz Maldonado's Lehigh Acres home, daily reminders of the wildfire that burned down his family's house and almost everything they had nine years ago this April.  Read more

Trauma Alert Issued for Toddler
A 2-year-old girl was seriously injured Friday when she fell from a second-story window at a Naples condominium.  

The girl was flown to Lee Memorial Hospital after first responders determined she might have a head injury, said Chief Steve McInerny of the Naples Fire-Rescue Department.  Read more

City worker, paramedics save runner's life at Naples Half Marathon finish line
In an instant, just yards from the finish line of the Naples Half Marathon, a 60-year-old Naples man collapsed.

It wasn’t exhaustion or a bum knee or dehydration, he’d had a cardiac event. It could have killed him; actually, it did kill him, temporarily, Naples Fire Chief Steve McInerny said, before his firefighter/ paramedic and firefighter/ EMTs stepped in.  Read more