Daily Incident Log – 07/13/2017

North Carolina and South Carolina Fire Incidents

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07/13/2017 -

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A child was injured and two families were displaced after an apartment fire in east Charlotte Wednesday. The fire broke out around 8:30 p.m. at an apartment complex on the 2600 block of Lanecrest Drive. Officials said a child was taken to the hospital, but did not say how the child was injured. The child's name and condition have not been released. Firefighters said it took only 12 minutes to get the blaze knocked down. In that time, however, two units were affected and the families that live there were displaced.  



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The Charlotte man suspected of burning a BJ Drive trailer in Conover was captured in Statesville Wednesday morning by the Statesville Police Department, according to the Catawba County Sheriff's Office. Gregory James Carson will be interviewed in Statesville, then transported and processed by the Catawba County Sheriff's Office afterward, according to the sheriff's office. Carson is charged with one felony count each of second-degree arson, second-degree kidnapping and cruelty to animals. Carson also is charged with one misdemeanor count of assault on a female.  



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Firefighters said Thursday morning that a mobile home appeared to be a total loss after a fire on Derrick Lane near Ralph Chandler Middle School. Firefighters were investigating what caused the fire. There was no immediate word on injuries or if anyone was in the trailer when it caught fire. Greenville County deputies also responded.  



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Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue opens its hiring season Friday, and officials say the new hires will be trained in how to handle the numerous drug calls the department receives. Lt. Jonathan Evans with Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue says the department has responded to an estimated 7,500 emergency calls in 2017, with 76 of those calls requiring the use of Narcan. Narcan is the drug administered to a heroin overdose victim to reverse the effects of the drug and save the person's life. Training and actually responding in an emergency situation are two very different things, says Lt. Evans.  



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The Irmo Fire District continues to investigate a train versus car accident involving one car. According to Irmo Fire District officials, one man had to be removed from the mangled car early Thursday around 3:12 a.m. on Rolling Pines Road. No word on the condition of the victim.  



Deputies: Scammers pretending to be firefighters going door-to-door in Greenville Co. bu.png


The Greenville County Sheriff's Office is warning the community about a recent scam involving suspects going door-to-door and pretending to be firefighters. Deputies said the suspects are pretending to represent various fire departments in the county including Duncan Chapel and Piedmont Park Fire Department. They're accused of requesting to gain access to citizens' homes by asking to check their smoke detectors. The Greenville County Fire Chief's Association confirmed no members of their departments are going door-to-door conducting smoke detector tests. The suspects were described as males in their mid-20s with blue t-shirts and cargo pants. Deputies released surveillance images of a suspect vehicle in at least one of the incidents, a red truck.  



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Crews are on the scene of a fire Thursday morning at a Carolina Beach condominium building that was condemned on June 30. Firefighters were able to contain a fire at Carolina Surf, which is situated at the corner of Carolina Beach Ave. South and Hamlet Ave., to a trash chute area and just one room was damaged. The building has been unoccupied since it was condemned and evacuated on June 30 due to a "lack of structural integrity." Contractors currently are working on the building. According to New Hanover County dispatch, a commercial structure fire was reported in the 200 block of Carolina Beach Ave. South at 3:23 a.m.  


Courtesy of Daily Dispatch.
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