Fire At Tailfins in Destin Injures one Firefighter

This is a developing story - as we get more information, we will put it out here.

Reports of a fire in Destin flooded social media Saturday morning as the Destin Fire Control District responded to a fire at Tailfins on the Destin Harbor. 


No word on fatalities, injuries or damage have been reported yet.


Note: This is a developing story, which we’ll update here as we find out more information. 


Update 1: 3:11 PM

Many local first responders answered the call for a two-alarm fire at Tailfins, across the Destin Harbor from Norriego Point.


At noon, first responders reported a continued fight against the fire on the heavily trafficked tourist area on the west side of Destin. Tailfins, a local restaurant in between Dewey Destin’s and AJs on the harbor backs up to Highway 98. 


Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Public Information has asked the public to avoid the area while the firefighters work. 


The Destin Fire Control District upgraded the fire to a two-alarm fire, Which means that the Destin Fire Control District was requesting additional aid to put out the fire. Okaloosa Island Fire Control District responded to the request for aid. They have also announced that the fire has been contained. 


They also reported no injuries to civilians at this time. One firefighter transported for minor injuries. They Okaloosa Island Professional Firefighters page on Facebook did not say which department the fire fighter works for


Niceville Fire Chief Tommy Mayville said that, as of two in the afternoon, his agency had not been requested to help with the fire. 

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