Daily Incident Log - 6/11/2012

North Carolina and South Carolina Fire Incidents

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06/11/2012 -


16 residents displaced as large fire heavily damages Harbour Pointe condos at McFadyen Lake

Investigators are trying to figure out what caused a large fire that heavily damaged at least 12 condominiums in the Lake Shores neighborhood Saturday. Firefighters spent hours battling the blaze at the Harbour Pointe condominium complex, which sits on the edge of McFadyen Lake between Morganton and Cliffdale roads. One resident, a wheelchair-bound woman, was rescued from a ground-floor unit and treated for smoke inhalation.


Related: Fayetteville FD: Harbour Pointe Condominiums fire is still under investigation  


Firefighters work to install sprinklers in north Wilmington Habitat homes

The blaze was out before fire engines ground to a halt outside. Damage to the house, built by a local Habitat for Humanity chapter in a north Wilmington neighborhood, was confined to one bedroom. Although they were inside when the fire began, the residents were unharmed. For firefighters, the limited toll inflicted by the fire that broke out last month on Price's Lane brought into sharp relief the benefits afforded by indoor sprinkler systems. A sprinkler head hanging from the ceiling doused the fire before it spread.


Police investigating Shelby house fire as possible arson

Flames engulfed a Shelby home Saturday night, and police are investigating the blaze as possible arson. A witness told Shelby Police that before the fire started, he saw two men leave the vacant house at 616 W. Graham St. in a white pickup truck carrying a refrigerator, stove and a table. The witness said he heard crackling about 10 to 15 minutes after the men left the residence. That 's when he called 911, according to a Shelby Police report.


Firefighters battle blaze at Elkland Lumber

West Jefferson firefighters battled a blaze in the storage silo at Elkland Lumber at the old Thomasville Furniture plant Sunday evening. The fire began around 3 p.m. firefighters said, and they were still on scene after dark. Hice Avenue was blocked as the firefighters worked on the fire. Cause of the fire was uncertain at press time. No injuries were reported.



Apartment fire displaces more than a dozen, Columbia-Richland firefighter injured

More than a dozen people are finding other living arrangements tonight after a fire tore through their apartments Sunday evening. It happened just before 7 p.m. at the Hampton Park Apartments at 4422 Blossom St. According to the Columbia-Richland Fire Department, eight units were damage d.


Related: Fire Causes $270,000 in Damage to Apartments  

Charleston 9 Memorial hits financial hurdles

The plan is to erect a physical memorial on the site where nine firefighters died while fighting a massive fire at the Sofa Super Store in June of 2007. Lisa Simpson is one of the people who is on a mission to rescue the Charleston 9 Memorial. "It wasn't that long ago that a firefighter came to my rescue," she explained.

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Summerville firefighter remembered for dedication, character, humor

Friends and fellow firefighters remembered Ross T. Reeves as a big man with a big heart, a dedicated firefighter, and a fun loving friend. Reeves, 23, of Reevesville was killed early Tuesday morning in a single vehicle accident on Wire Road near Ridgeville. Funeral services, with full departmental honors, were held Thursday at St. George United Methodist Church. Firefighters from surrounding area departments manned Summerville's stations so the Summerville department members could say goodbye to a fallen brother.


Fire damages Lower Richland home

A fire of unknown origin all but destroyed a Lower Richland home early Monday morning, doing some $200,000 in damage. No one was home at the time, and there were no injuries, said Columbia Fire Chief Aubrey Jenkins. When firefighters arrived shortly after 4 a.m., heavy fire was billowing out of the roof, he said.


Courtesy of Daily Dispatch.
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