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N. C.. Daily Incident Log – 09/14/20

1 dead, 1 hospitalized after Edgecombe County house fire 

One person died and another was taken to a hospital for burns after a house fire in Edgecombe County Friday, officials say. The incident was reported at 9032 County Line Road near Sharpsburg, according to a news release from the Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office. When crews arrived at the home, it was "fully engulfed in flames," officials said. A man outside the home — who had been burned — said that a person was trapped inside the burning home, deputies said. "When the fire was put out a body was found inside the home," the news release said. The burned man was taken to UNC Nash Hospital for his injuries. The identity of the dead person was not released. The Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office along with Emergency Management and the NC SBI processed the scene. The fire is under investigation.  


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S. C. Daily Incident Log – 09/14/20

Fire destroys historic state mental institution in Columbia; one firefighter injured 

VIDEO: An early morning fire has devastated an iconic building whose architectural beauty and past as South Carolina's state mental institution have long been features of both the capital city's skyline and historic lore. Officials said crews were called early Saturday to a fire at the Dr. James Woods Babcock Building, part of a shuttered former mental health asylum that was slated to be converted into a luxury housing development. In the fire, the first three-alarm blaze in the city's recent history, Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins told reporters the building would likely "burn to a shell." A cause had not been determined for the fire, which Jenkins said engulfed all three floors of the structure. One firefighter was reported as receiving minor injuries from falling embers.  


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