News Update for 5/24/21

Avon Park city council members will open the municipal doors to food trucks at their meeting tonight. On the agenda is the second reading of an ordinance showing where and when the chow wagons will bw allowed to park in the City of Charm.
In other action, the council will look at a rough draft for a request for proposals for sale of the downtown Bricklel Building and will hear requests to stage events for a number of holiday celebrations.

It burned most of the weekend, but authorities say the fire at the county landiflll is contained – if not out. At least one firefighter was taken to the hospital after getting hit in the eye by flying debris while battling the stubborn blaze.
Apparently there remain some deep seated hot spots and the area remains under observation in the event it re-kindles. Reportedly, they used a half million gallons of water bringing it under control.
So far, there’s no indication as to what may have started the blaze.

A house west of Sebring was destroyed by fire Saturday. Tbe blaze reportedly started in the laundry room aith the home fully involved by the time units arrived at the scene.
In a rare occurrence, Sebring and Avon Park municipal units teamed up the battle the flames and keep them from spreading. There were no injuries, however, at least one of the family’s pet cats remain missing.
The state fire marshal’s office has been called in to determine the cause of the blaze.

The Red Flag warning issued last week remains in effect. The condition, which causes against any outside burning and care with any combustibles, has been extended several times over the weekend.

At least one person was hurt in an accident last night in the Avon Park Lakes neighborhood. Authorities say two vehicles came together at the intersection of Olivia and Perry about 8:45 last night.
Reportedly, one person was taken to the hospital from that mishap.

A 3-year-old boy accidentally shot his 2-year-old sister in an incident in Lakeland. Reportely, it occurred after the toddler found a gun that had been hidden between sofa cushions by a family friend.
Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said the girl was in “exceptionally” critical condition. Investigators say the gun was brought into the home by one of three men who had gathered to watch TV.
Judd says 23-year-old Kevonte’ Wilson told investigators he had placed the gun between sofa cushions so that it would be hidden from the children. He was arrested on charges of failing to safely store a firearm, carrying a concealed firearm and possession of marijuana.