Multiple South Walton Fire District units assisted in the two alarm blaze in Santa Rosa Beach March 20. Lori Ceier/Walton Outdoors
One home is a total loss and another damaged by fire in Santa Rosa Beach March 20, 2017. The fire was just west of CR83 in the Sand Castle subdivision along Scenic Highway 30A on Sandcastle Court.
The cause of the fire is yet to be determined.
One home was completely destroyed and another damaged. Photo courtesy Marilue Maris.
“The South Walton Fire District is currently assisting the State Fire Marshal in determining the cause of the fire,” said South Walton Fire District Chief Rick Talbert.
The fire is now contained. The homes were rented to vacationers and emergency services were called after a tenant saw flames coming out of back of a neighboring home.
One patient was taken to the hospital for further observation. County emergency services are assisting the renters with finding new accommodations.
Fishing is good
Bay: Redfish caught seem to be oversized or undersized. A few sheepshead being caught.
Shore: Spotty pompano bites.
River: River beginning to clear up north. Crappie, bream, and bass being caught.
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Date/time: Thursday, April 13, 10 a.m.
The Santa Rosa Beach Walton County Coastal Branch Library will be hosting an Easter egg hunt and preschool story hour on Thursday, April 13 at 10 a.m. The Easter Bunny will be hopping into the Coastal Branch Library Reading Garden. Bring your favorite basket and join in the hunt. Free to the public. No reservations required.
For more information, call Shirles at 850-267-2809. Coastal Branch Library, 437 Greenway Trail, Santa Rosa Beach. www.youseemore.com/walton
Date/time: Sat., April 8, 9 – 10 a.m.
Seagrove Baptist Church will be hosting an Easter Egg Drop from a helicopter on Saturday, April 8. Register to win a family season passes to Big Kahuna’s Water Park. The egg drop will include 5,000 eggs filled with candy and toys.
The event is free and will be held at Helen McCall Park, 325 Moll Drive, Santa Rosa Beach.
For more information go to www.seagrovebaptist.org.
Date/time: Tues., March 21, 2-3 p.m.
Coastal Seniors of South Walton are hosting a lecture by Walton County horticultural extension agent, Daniel Leonard, who will speak about gardening in this area. He will answer questions you may have and provide lots of good information about gardening. All seniors (55 and up) residing in Walton County are invited to join in. Refreshments will be served.
Coastal Branch Library is located at 437 Greenway Trail, Santa Rosa Beach. For more information, email [email protected]