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Almost 180,000 smoke alarms recalled due to risk of failure to alert consumers to fire

SOURCE: WESH The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled about 180,000 battery-powered smoke and fire alarms made by Universal Security Instruments due to risk of failure to alert consumers to a fire. The recall, issued Wednesday, states the alarms are 10-year, battery-operated ionization smoke and fire alarms with model numbers MI3050S or MI3050SB, and date codes… Keep Reading

Gas explosion reported at a shopping center in Plantation

SOURCE: PLANTATION, Fla. – A gas explosion was reported Saturday at a shopping center in Plantation. Fire departments from Plantation, Davie, Lauderhill, Coral Springs, as well as Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue all responded to the scene. A triage area has been set up. Plantation Fire Rescue confirmed on Twitter that there are multiple patients.  “A bomb just… Keep Reading

100 new Florida laws go into effect Monday

SOURCE: Orlando Sentinel TALLAHASSEE – More than 100 new Florida laws will take effect Monday along with the state’s record $90.98 billion budget for the next fiscal year. The new laws, passed by the Legislature this spring and signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis, deal with issues ranging from bans on texting while driving and vaping… Keep Reading

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