A burning passion: Asheville firefighters' quest for perfection
Somewhere out there in the big garage of Fire Station 10 in West Asheville, there's a firefighter down. His high-pitched, personal-alert safety system is screaming, meaning either that he activated it or he's not moving. Either way, he needs help.
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Husband, wife displaced after Arcadia mobile home fire
Two people were displaced Tuesday afternoon after their doublewide mobile home received extensive damage from a fire that occurred off Friedberg Church Road in the Arcadia community. Firefighters were dispatched to a working fire at 1:24 p.m. at 538 Candlewood Drive. Adam Berry, chief of the Griffith Volunteer Fire Department, said the first firefighters who arrived at the scene found heavy flames coming from the rear of the home.
Red Oak Firefighter Gets a Second Chance at Life
He dedicates his free time saving other people's lives. But now that the tables have turned, the Greenville community is stepping up to help a firefighter in need. Ray Brooks has volunteered with the Red Oak Fire Department for 14 years. At just 40 years old, he just received his second liver transplant about two weeks ago.
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Fire destroys home in Gaston County
Firefighters in Crowder's Mountain spent part of their night battling a house fire in Gastonia. According to fire officials, firefighters were called to the Davis Heights Drive home shortly before 8 p.m. Tuesday.
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Update: Croatan Fire Now 98% Contained
The U.S. Forest Service says the Croatan National Forest Fire is now 98% contained. The fire remains at 21,331 acres and foresters say recent rains and ongoing water pumping operations have helped to further contain the fire. They expect full containment by Saturday.
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SOUTH CAROLINA INCIDENT LOG
Seneca firefighters blame campfire for island fire on Lake Keowee
The Seneca fire chief said crews worked until early Wednesday morning to put out a fire on an island on Lake Keowee. The fire was reported around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. Investigators think the blaze started with a campfire that was not completely extinguished. Winds then fanned the embers like a blo w torch. Flames burned about an acre on the island, which is across from South Cove County Park in Oconee County.
Pickens County Nearing Purchase for Rocky Bottom Fire Department
Pickens County in close to purchasing land for Rocky Bottom's new fire station. County Administrator Chappell Hurst says a deal should be made within the next few weeks. "We purchased a fire truck for the Rocky Bottom Fire Department months ago," said Hurst. "We are working on (finding some land for the station), and we've located some property that appears to be very suitable."
Crews Battle Fire At Anderson County Home
Crews were called to the scene of a mobile home fire in Anderson County. Officials say four departments were called to 3302 Airline Road Tuesday afternoon. Fire Chief Billy Gibson says the fire spread into the woods and into the attic of the home, making it hard to contain. Several dogs were at the home, but got out safely.
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