Daily Incident Log - 7/10/2012


North Carolina and South Carolina Fire Incidents

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07/10/2012 -

NORTH CAROLINA INCIDENT LOG

Fayetteville firefighters deal with forest fire near Raeford Road

About 22 firefighters and members of the N.C. Forest Service spent more than two hours combating a forest fire near Raeford and Old Raeford roads Monday. Fayetteville Battalion Chief Calvin Bishop said firefighters had just finished responding to a chlorine chemical explosion at the Villagio apartments when they responded to the fire about 2:30 p.m.

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

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Fayetteville explosion forces residents out of Villagio apartments

A minor explosion caused by a mixture of swimming pool chemicals in a container forced residents out of the new Villagio luxury apartment complex off Bragg Boulevard on Monday afternoon. Fayetteville Fire Department Battalion Chief Richard Bradshaw said the explosion was a result of too many pool cleaning chemicals mixing together.

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Pitt County Fire Department Keeps Hogs Cool After Breakdown

It wasn't a hot fire, but overheated hogs that brought out one Pitt County fire department in the scorching hot sun today. Some 80 hogs, each weighing over 500 pounds, were stuck on a tractor trailer after a tire blew this afternoon. It happened around 2:45 at the intersection of Highway 102 and County Home Road.

WITN-TV NBC 7 GREENVILLE

Lightning may be cause of Rowan County house fire

Lightning may have started a house fire in Rowan County. A Channel 9 photographer sent in pictures of the house in Landis. Firefighters told Channel 9 they were called out to West Rice and Mount Moriah Church Road when one of them saw lightning strike the home across the street.

WSOC-TV ABC 9 CHARLOTTE

SOUTH CAROLINA INCIDENT LOG

York County: Bodies of elderly couple found in home after fire, deputies say

The bodies of an elderly couple have been found after a fire broke out inside a Clover home early Tuesday morning. According to the York County Sheriff's Office, firefighters were called to a home along the 13000 block of Highway 55 West, in Clover, around 1:39 a.m. Tuesday morning.

WIS-TV COLUMBIA CHANNEL 10

8 rescued from rafts in St. Helena Sound after drifting 2 miles offshore

Eight people, including five children, were lucky to make it safely back to shore Monday after gusting winds and strong tides carried them nearly two miles off the coast of Harbor Island in four inflatable rafts, authorities say. The Lady's Island-St. Helena Fire District, Fripp Island Fire Department and Fripp Island Sea Rescue were called at about 5 p.m. to reports of eight people in the water off Harbor Island, said Paul Field, skipper of Fripp Island Sea Rescue.

HILTON HEAD ISLAND PACKET

Richland County Man Injured in House Fire

A Richland County man suffered burns in a house fire Tuesday morning, according to news reports. Columbia-Richland firefighters were called to the home on Newnham Drive off of Piney Grove Road around 7 a.m., according to The State. Heavy smoke and flames were coming from the house.

ST. ANDREWS PATCH

Beaufort County firefighters 'Battle for Banny' with unusual fundraiser for cancer research

Friends of Robert "Banny" Banfield couldn't believe it when he was diagnosed with cancer. "This guy was the image of what a healthy person should be," Nate Hildreth said. Banfield was committed to a healthy, active lifestyle. But ironically, that made typical treatments for neuroendorcrine cancer dangerous, his friend Shane White said. His heart was so strong that doctors feared it would pump irradiated beads throughout his body instead of staying centralized in the areas that needed treatment.

HILTON HEAD ISLAND PACKET

Fire destroys 2 homes in Mayesville

Two homes and several other small buildings were destroyed Monday after an attempt to burn trash in a back yard went out of control, ravaging the area. No one was seriously injured in the blaze consuming a large portion of the residential area in the 2000 block of Avenue A. The homes were already engulfed in flames when firefighters from both the Sumter and Lee County fire departments arrived on the sc ene.

SUMTER ITEM

Courtesy of Daily Dispatch.
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