Daily Incident Log - 6/26/2012


North Carolina and South Carolina Fire Incidents

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06/26/2012 -

NORTH CAROLINA INCIDENT LOG

Johnston County to take over EMS services for three towns

Johnston County staff will soon take over operations at volunteer EMS stations in Clayton, Smithfield and Princeton, said County Manager Rick Hester. The county had been using independent contractors to provide EMS service in those towns. Hester said county leaders plan to keep workers at all three stations. He said the move will make operations more efficient and that residents shouldn't notice any major changes in services.

WRAL-TV CBS 5 RALEIGH

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Fire destroys horse stables in Vale

Serendipity saved eight Paso Fino horses when two stables at Stone Gables Farm off Malcolm Road went up in flames Monday morning. "Nobody's been hurt, and it was a blessing," said Lori Baker, daughter of the owners of Stone Gables Farm. Baker was watching over the farm while her parents were on vacation this week.

HICKORY DAILY RECORD

Crowders Mountain Fire Chief: ‘Volunteer firefighting doesn't mean unprofessional'

Crowders Mountain Fire and Rescue Department is aiming for high standards. Established 12 years ago, the department had two engines and 70 members. It has since blossomed into a 71-person department with an impressive equipment list, including ambulances, quick response vehicles and crash trucks.

THE GASTON GAZETTE

Kelford recycling center catches fire

Liverman's Metal Recycling Inc. caught fire Tuesday morning, according to Bertie County Dispatch. At last check, 11 fire departments were at the site located at 945 Hwy. 11 in Kelford. The site serves as a recycling center for scrap iron and metals. There were no details available as to how the fire started.

WCTI-TV ABC 12 NEW BERN

Officials optimistic about control of Croatan fire

Fire officials said Monday they are reasonably optimistic they are closer to controlling the wildfire burning in the Croatan National Forest. The fire has been contained since June 19 and is now 80 percent controlled, said Don Simon, public information officer with the U.S. Forest Service. "Once it is 100 percent controlled, then we can talk about the fire being put out," he said.

HAVENEWS.COM (HAVELOCK NEWS)

SOUTH CAROLINA INCIDENT LOG

Anderson County Boys & Girls Club Fire Ruled Arson

The Anderson County fire chief says a fire early Tuesday morning at the Boys and Girls Club is considered suspicious. The fire at the building on Evergreen Street started burning around 4:00 a.m. The building - which has been closed since fire caused major damage in November, 2010 - was engulfed in flames when fire crews arrived.

WSPA-TV CBS 7

Columbia and Richland County wisely ink new joint fire deal

After two counterproductive years of wrangling and finger pointing, Columbia and Richland County finally agreed to a new joint fire service contract. The two sides started so far apart that at one point Richland County seriously, and foolishly, considered walking away and establishing its own system. That would have been a monumental mistake that not only would have led to poorer fire service but would have dealt a serious blow to city-county cooperation.

THE STATE

Arrest Made After Body Found In Burned Greenville County Home

Deputies in Greenville County have made an arrest in connection with a house fire where a body was discovered inside early Monday. The sheriff's office says 48-year-old Gregory McCarson was arrested for the murder of 54-year old Robert Simeon Neloms. Investigators say McCarson stole Neloms vehicle after killing him and setting the house on f ire.

WSPA-TV CBS 7

Folow-up: Harleyville cement plant firefighting efforts likely to continue through Tuesday

Fire crews are trying to pull the collapsed roof off the smoldering debris to put out hot spots from a large fire at a recycling storage building. They expect to be at it awhile. The fire engulfed the 6,500 square foot Argos cement plant building where flammable rubber, carpeting and paper was stored for recycling.

LOW COUNTRY PARENT

Courtesy of Daily Dispatch.
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