Monday, December 31, 2012
Mile Markers


Police station fire damages office

The Key West Fire Department on Sunday was still investigating the cause of an office fire the day before on the second-floor of the city's police department on North Roosevelt Boulevard.

The "small office fire" was stopped with the help of a built-in sprinkler system, said city spokeswoman Alyson Crean.

Smoke and water damaged at least one office. One police officer was treated at the local hospital for smoke inhalation and was released, said Crean.

The fire department arrived after smoke was discovered about 4 p.m. Saturday.


Seafood festival set for Upper Keys

The Key Largo Stone Crab & Seafood Festival will take place Jan. 26 and 27, with fresh local seafood, live music, cooking demonstrations, contests and kids' activities. This is the fourth year of the fest, which is held at Rowell's Marina, Mile Marker 104.5, bayside.

Attractions include arts and crafts, vendor booths, fireworks and a car show. Among the highlights for kids are face painting, a magic show, a little mermaid contest, fishing workshops, an aquarium and touch-tank.

Hours will be 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 26 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 27. Admission is $5 per adult; free for kids 12 and under. Pets and coolers are not allowed. Event proceeds benefit Florida Keys charities. Visit for details.