Daily Incident Log - 6/25/2012

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06/25/2012 -


Fire chiefs oppose Asheville tax district

Fire chiefs and some town officials are opposing a proposed downtown tax district, saying it would drain important money from rural fire stations and small municipalities. About $69 million in sales tax is divided annually between Buncombe County, towns, Asheville City Schools and f ire departments. If the Business Improvement District forms downtown, it would get more than $125,000 of that money, according to different estimates. That is because of a state law that distributes sales tax to local governments and other entities by how much they collect in property taxes.



One killed in Salisbury house fire

One person died in a house fire in Salisbury Monday morning. Fire crews were called to the scene at about 7:15 a.m. The fire started at a home on Ludwick Avenue.While police have yet to release the victim's name, neighbors say he mainly kept to himself. Even though they didn't know much about him, they say they did everything they possibly could to help him. Two neighbors say they saw and smel led smoke coming from the house Monday morning. One rushed to call 911, the other ran over to the home and started pounding on the door to see if anyone was inside. When he looked in the windows, he says he couldn't see anything but thick, black smoke and flames.


Two dogs, cats rescued from burning home in Charlotte

Firefighters rescue several animals from a burning home early Monday morning, investigators are looking for the cause. Charlotte firefighters think it'll cost around 20 thousand dollars to repair a home that caught fire overnight. For the homeowner, nothing else mattered except for getting her family to safety, which included two dogs and two cats.


Three UPS trucks ‘a total loss' after Greensboro fire

Three UPS trucks were damaged in a fire on Saturday night in Greensboro. The incident happened at the UPS facility at 3100 Flagstone Drive in Greensboro. Three tractors were fully engulfed around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. No trailers were damaged.


Spa brings new life to historic Dilworth Fire Station No. 2

Two years ago, the more than 100-year-old Fire Station No. 2 was almost demolished. But the historic South Boulevard building has been given new life as a salon and medical spa. "It makes, actually, who we are," said Lindsey Hathaway, 31, co-owner and operator of re Salon and Med Spa. "It has so much character." The original Fire Station No. 2 was built for the people of Dilworth in 1909. Back then, it housed two horse-drawn fire engines.


Gaston County: Taxes going up in 8 fire districts

Property owners dodged a bullet when Gaston County commissioners rejected a proposed 8-cent tax hike this month and held the rate flat. But residents in eight rural fire districts around the county will still pay higher taxes for fire protection beginning July 1. County commissioners approved the changes, which range in size from a 0.3-cent hike in Agriculture Center, to a 2-cent increase in South Gast onia and Chapel Grove.



Firefighters battling blaze at Harleyville cement plant

A large fire at a Dorchester County cement plant produced smoke that could be seen for miles. Officials with the Dorchester County Emergency Dispatch and the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office tell ABC News 4 the fire is burning inside the alternate fuel building at the ARGOS USA Cement Plant at 463 Judge street.


Two More Warehouses Burn At Spartanburg Co. Plant

Spartanburg Emergency Management says the fire rekindled early Monday morning in the same areas as Friday. Doug Bryson says the fire is in one large building, but divided into sections. He says the fire will likely continue to flare up due to the material that is burning. The Department of Heath and Environmental Control is monitoring water run-off and air quality. Bryson says there has been no issues with either.


Greenville County Deputies: Body found in home after fire

Greenville County deputies said the Slater Marietta Fire Department responded to the fire on Trammell Road shortly after midnight. At 2 a.m., the Fire Department requested an arson investigator and a homicide investigator.


Summerville family has last request before moving out of home where fire station will be built

Fred Hutson spends a lot of his days outside, fixing what he can, the car, the shed. With a wrench in his hand he's recapturing memories he experienced with his young boy who loved spending time helping his father. "Like this wrench, he'd ask what it was, what it was for, what size it was," Hutson s aid. The truck driver says the image of his 12-year-old blonde haired boy is engrained in his mind. "I still see his face lying in the hospital," he said


Fire damages Olanta highway convenience store

The Florence County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fire that destroyed a popular business. Just after 1 a.m. Sunday, a passerby called 911 saying Cussac's Crossroads convenience store on Olanta Highway near Olanta was on fire. Twenty firefighters along with five trucks responded to the fire. It took them nearly three hours to put it out. Officials say the fire isn't suspicious but they called in deputies to help pinpoint a cause.


Courtesy of Daily Dispatch.
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