No audit for one Columbus County fire department since 2006
One volunteer fire department in Columbus County has not shared its financial information with the county in six years. Brunswick Volunteer Fire Department is not receiving an annual supplemental appropriation of $10,543 from the county but continues to receive fire taxes collected by the county on all property in the district.
(WHITEVILLE NEWS REPORTER)
Fire leaves four apartments damaged in Knightdale
12-year-old Andrea Raudales woke up Saturday to sound the fire trucks in front of her aunt's apartment. "We saw fire and smoke and people coming out," said Raudales With flames coming from the apartment above them, her family had to escape out their first floor window. Crews quickly worked to put out the fire while neighbors looking on hoping no one was hurt.
(NEWS 14 CAROLINA - COASTAL)
Chocowinity Historic Meat Factory Goes Up In Flames
A fire broke out at the Spencer Packing Company in Chocowinity off Hwy. 17 around 5:40 a.m., Friday., according to officials. Chocowinity, Washington, Blunts Creek, Bunyan and Clarks Neck and the local Red Cross responded to the fire. Owner Harold Spencer bought the building formerly known as the Washington Packing Company in 1998. The factory has been supplying pork products to surrounding counties since the 1940's.
(WCTI-TV ABC 12 NEW BERN)
Charlotte firefighter's bagpipes stolen from his car
A Charlotte firefighter's bagpipes were recently stolen from his car. Joey Cline says the bagpipes were taken after playing at a retired firefighters funeral. He's had the instrument since 2004. He say's he's doubtful the thieves know what they stole and he doesn't think he'll ever see the bagpipes again.
(NEWS 14 CAROLINA - COASTAL)
Gaston residents surprised by new fire tax
Letters sent out recently by the Gaston County Fire Marshal took some property owners by surprise. They learned that they're now required to pay a fire-service district tax. Just outside the McAdenville city limits near I-85, some homeowners in the area of Ford Drive and Avondale Road have gone years without paying a tax for fire service.
(THE GASTON GAZETTE)
SOUTH CAROLINA DAILY INCIDENT LOG
Beaufort County firefighters provide medical support for EMS
Residents often are confused when a firetruck shows up after they've called for an ambulance. That confusion, however, can turn into appreciation in a life-threatening situation. Beaufort County fire departments and emergency medical services have an agreement that calls for dispatching both a firetruck and ambulances o n medical calls.
(HILTON HEAD ISLAND PACKET)
Fire causes major damage to downtown Charleston home
Firefighters extinguished a large blaze which caused extensive damage to a home on Woolfe Street Sunday. City of Charleston Fire Department spokesman Mark Ruppel said the fire happened at 3 Woolfe Street, a 2-story home around 3:30 p.m.
(WCSC-TV CHARLESTON LIVE 5 NEWS)
Florence County volunteer fire chief fired
NewsChannel 15 has learned Howe Springs Fire District Chief Shannon Smith has been fired from the department. District board member Earl Liner says the board terminated Smith Wednesday for failure to follow operating procedure and guidelines. Last month, Smith was placed on administrative leave with pay while the State Law Enforcement Division investigated an allegation of funds missing from the department, accord ing to Liner.
Horry County fire crews investigate blaze that damaged three buildings near Myrtle Beach
Horry County firefighters are investigating an early morning blaze at a home near Myrtle Beach, according to authorities Monday. Fire crews were called at 12:06 a.m. Monday to 405 Holly Circle for the blaze, according to officials. Firefighters from Myrtle Beach responded to provide mutual aid to Horry County Fire Rescue crews.