Daily Incident Log - 6/1/2012


North Carolina and South Carolina Fire Incidents

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06/01/2012 -

NORTH CAROLINA INCIDENT LOG

With New Engine, It's 'Christmastime' at Southern Pines Fire House

It's red and white and screams down the road with a price tag to rival a hot Italian sports car, but don't look for it to win too many long-distance races. But even at 53,000 pounds fully loaded, the new engine debuting today for the Southern?Pines Fire and Rescue Department has plenty of hustle for around tow n.

(SOUTHERN PINES PILOT)

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Fire And Ice: Freezer Sparks Fire At Beaufort County Gas Station

Just before 10:30 p.m. Thursday fire crews were called back out to the Red Apple store at 835 West Main Street in Belhaven for a a fully involved fire. Firefighters had just left the scene believing they had put out a fire caused by an ice freezer. A neighbor says firefighters were on scene just before 11:00p. m. spraying water on the roof where smoke was coming out.

(WITN-TV NBC 7 GREENVILLE)

Follow-up: Former Oak Island Fire Captain claims hostile work conditions, stress led to departure

When former Captain David Robinson announced his resignation from the Oak Island Fire Department recently, he didn't offer many details as to why he was leaving. However, WECT.com obtained a copy of his resignation letter Thursday, in which Robinson claims that unfair work conditions and stress from Councilm ember and volunteer firefighter Danny Kiser prompted his departure

(WSFX-TV FOX WILMINGTON)

Wrightsville board pulls purchase of fire truck

The Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen are engaged in a gridlock. During it's fourth budget workshop, three aldermen are holding the line of future spending, funded by the board's Capital Improvement Program, to divert funds toward the purchase of a pumper truck for the fire department.

(LUMINA NEWS)

SOUTH CAROLINA INCIDENT LOG

Goose Creek fire, explosion claim third life

The Berkeley County Coroner's Office has now confirmed that three people were killed Thursday after an explosion and fire destroyed 16 units at an apartment building in Goose Creek. According to Coroner Bill Salisbury, a third body was found in the fire shortly after midnight Friday morning. An autopsy will be conducted to det ermine the cause of death.

(WIS-TV COLUMBIA CHANNEL 10)

Related: Goose Creek blaze a scene of anger and chaos; Fire destroys 16 apartment units  

Follow-up: Former Charleston fire battalion chief attempts to save lives beyond the grave

Dozens of fire trucks gathered from around the Lowcountry for one man on Thursday. Charleston Fire Department battalion chief John Winn's funeral was held in West Ashley. His friend and co-worker Gerald Mishoe says his death is a huge loss for the community. "We're all hurting today, and we want to send him off in grand fashion. He's a wonderful man, a great friend, and it's going to leave a big void in our hearts," he said.

(WCIV-TV ABC 4)

Columbia Richland FirefightersTrains for Stair Climbing Competition

The Columbia Challenge Team, a group of Columbia Richland firefighters, heads off to a compete against other departments in a test of skill and endurance. "It's hard," said Ryan Gates, an engineer with the Columbia Richland Fire Department. "It's a long way up." The team will climb 25 flights of stairs in the Fight for Air Climb benefiting the Americ an Lung Association. Unlike many teams, the Columbia Challenge Team will wear full gear adding some 50 pounds to their weight.

(WLTX-TV COLUMBIA 19)

First Responders Memorial Unveiled In Upstate Spartanburg Park

A Spartanburg Park celebrates first responders with the unveiling of a memorial. The First Responders Memorial in Barnet Park is designed to recognize those individuals who gave their lives serving the citizens of Spartanburg County.

(WSPA -TV CBS 7)

Courtesy of Daily Dispatch.
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