Wewahitchka family loses home to fire

At 11:23 p.m. Central time on Monday, Jan. 31, the Gulf County Sheriff’s Office Communication Center received a report of a residential fire on Jehu Road in Wewahitchka. 

After firefighters arrived at the scene, the house was declared a total loss. No injuries were reported. 

The  responding firefighters called the Red Cross to aid the family, and a firefighter from Wetapo Creek Volunteer Fire Department drove the family to stay with relatives in Apalachicola.

At this time, the cause of the fire is unknown.

North Florida Child Development in Wewahitchka is taking donations for the family.

The children are aged 3 months, 4, 5 and 6, and clothing is needed in the following sizes:

  • 3-6 months girls
  • 4 to 7 boys

For more information about the family’s needs, please call North Florida Child Development at 850-728-0997.

This report will be updated as more information becomes available.

Meet the Editor

David Adlerstein, The Apalachicola Times’ digital editor, started with the news outlet in January 2002 as a reporter.

Prior to then, David Adlerstein began as a newspaperman with a small Boston weekly, after graduating magna cum laude from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts. He later edited the weekly Bellville Times, and as business reporter for the daily Marion Star, both not far from his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.

In 1995, he moved to South Florida, and worked as a business reporter and editor of Medical Business newspaper. In Jan. 2002, he began with the Apalachicola Times, first as reporter and later as editor, and in Oct. 2020, also began editing the Port St. Joe Star.

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