Kinston's new fire stations set to open in mid-June
Kinston's two newest fire stations are nearing completion, and firefighters are expected to be ensconced in those facilities by mid-June. Bill Johnson, director of the Kinston Department of Public Safety, said the stations at Carey Road Extension and Hill Farm Road ne
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Charlotte house fire displaces family, sends three to hospital
Three people were transported to the hospital Sunday morning after a house caught fire in west Charlotte. Charlotte Fire Department spokesman, Capt. Rob Brisley, said 27 firefighters responded to a single-story house fire at 1021 Crestmere St. shortly after 4:00 a.m. The fire started in the kitchen and firefighters had the fire under control in less t han 15 minutes.
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Fire engulfs boat on Moss Lake
A blaze ripped through a ski boat while it floated on Moss Lake early Saturday evening, according to Oak Grove Volunteer Fire Department Capt. Steven Van Buren. The blue and silver ski boat was near a dock on the lake. Two men and a woman were inside. "While the boat was idling, they saw flames come up from underneath the engine shroud," Van Buren said. "They pushed the boat away from the dock."
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Motorist struck by stolen fire truck sues Beaufort, Port Royal
A Beaufort resident injured in a crash in February with a stolen Port Royal firetruck is suing the city and the town of Port Royal, alleging firefighters acted improperly when they left the truck running and unattended while responding to a medical call. An attorney for Beaufort, however, says responsibility for the w reck ultimately lies with officials at Naval Hospital Beaufort for allowing Kalvin Hunt, a Marine accused of stealing the truck, to flee from the facility.
Fires destroy 2 Jasper County homes
A pair of fires -- one in greater Hardeeville and one in Ridgeland -- destroyed the homes of two families Sunday. A Hardeeville family of eight, which includes five children, has been dislodged from its home on Clay Road. Levy Fire District Chief Doug Graham said firefighters were called at about 9 p.m. Sunday. By the time they arrived, flames were shooting through the roof and from the back of the house. It took about an hour for firefighters from Levy and the Hardeeville Fire Department to get the fire under control, Graham said.
Jet Ski Explosion At Lake Hartwell Sends Rider To Hospital
A watercraft explosion is responsible for injuring a man in Oconee County. Officials say they are on the scene of the boat accident at Lake Hartwell Monday morning. They have been called out to the Chickasaw Boat Landing on Chickasaw Drive in Westminster where Fire Chief Charlie King says at around 11 a.m., what looks to be a jet ski blew up. The rider was thrown off into the water.
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Follow-up: Injured Fair Bluff firefighter released from hospital
A firefighter injured in a wreck earlier this month while heading to a woods fire is home tonight. Saturday afternoon Capt. Jerry Meares with Fair Bluff Fire Rescue left Grand Strand Regional Medical Center. Meares had to go through several surgeries for his injuries. A group from Horry County Fire Rescue came out to watch him leave the hospital.
Bluffton Fire District responds to fire at Baywood
No one was injured in a garage fire in the Baywood subdivision on Monday night. The Bluffton Township Fire District was called to a structure fire at 10:30 p.m. Monday. The first crews reported smoke and flames showing from the side of the house.