Firefighters: Child Playing with Matches Starts Jacksonville House Fire
Crews in Jacksonville responded to the 600 block of Greystone Ave. where a house had caught fire Tuesday morning. According to Southwest Assistant Fire Chief Glenn Taylor, crews were dispatched to the scene around 9 o'clock Tuesday morning. It took approximately 10 minutes for crews to put out the flames. Officials say the home belongs to a Marine, who recently returned from a deployment in Afghanistan.
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Warehouse fire ruled suspicious in New Bern
A Memorial Day fire that destroyed a warehouse owned by the North Carolina Railroad has been labeled suspicious, city officials said Wednesday. The rented warehouse at 901 North Craven St. housed building and personal items belonging to New Bern company Precision Molding. No one was injured.
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Kilts and Kegs to remember the Charleston 9
The fifth anniversary of the Sofa Super Store fire is just around the corner and local firefighters are organizing a new event to honor the memory of the nine firefighters killed in the blaze. The event is called "Kilts and Kegs," and it's scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, June 16 at Charleston Beer Works on King Street. The Charleston Police Department's Pipes and Drums players and a bagpipe player from the Charleston Fire Department will put on a concert.
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Follow-up: New wildfire firefighting equipment could save lives, property
South Carolina is getting ten new "fire suppression units" to battle wildfires across the state, which will better protect firefighters and should better protect property since they'll be less prone to break down. A fire suppression unit is a bulldozer, plow and transport truck that the state Forestry Commission uses to fight wildfire s. The Forestry Commission showed off two of the new units Wednesday at the Statehouse to thank lawmakers and the governor for putting the $3 million to pay for them in this year's state budget. Next year's budget, still being worked on, includes $3.5 million to buy 12 more.
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Beaufort man faces charges after Green St. home fire
burning home was shot with a Taser and charged with interfering with police Tuesday, according to the Beaufort Police Department. The 57-year-old man, who was not at the Greene Street house when the fire was reported, arrived at the scene about 11:30 p.m., just as firefighters did, according to Beaufort Fire Department Chief Clay Scoggins. Firefighters reported the man ap peared to be intoxicated and tried repeatedly to enter the burning house, Beaufort Police Chief Matt Clancy said. A police officer's reports did not explain why the man was trying to enter, Clancy said.
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