Pastor says Jacksonville church fire is a 'spiritual, malicious attack'
Some churchgoers in the East are turning to their faith after a fire destroyed their renovated church building. It happened Thursday morning and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation ruled the Jacksonville blaze was intentionally set. 9 On Your Side talked with the pastor of Wings of Faith Ministries about why his church was targeted and how his congregation plans to recover.
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Heat complicates firefighters' job in Chapel Hill
New Hope Fire Chief Mike Tapp said it took twice the normal number of firefighters Saturday to get a house fire under control. When the mercury climbs, firefighters must take turns battling a blaze because the outdoor temperature, their heavy gear and fire combine to make the job even more exhausting and dangerous than usual.
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Arsonist destroys Waxhaw home while family was on vacation
Investigators say someone purposely started a fire that torched a home in Waxhaw early Saturday morning. By the time firefighters reached the house fire on Lillieshall Road, the home was already destroyed. The blaze sparked early around 5:20 a.m. According to Assistant Chief Jimmy Kubach of the Wesley Chapel Fire Department, the fire was so hot it melted the vinyl off two neighboring homes.
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Four families displaced after Thomasville apartment fire
Four families were displaced after a fire caused extensive damage to an apartment building Sunday afternoon in Thomasville. Thomasville Fire Battalion Chief Kevin Tolson said it took firefighters about an hour to get the blaze under control after responding to the 300 block of James Avenue around 2:30 p.m.
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Lightning sparks wildfire at Table Rock State Park
Firefighters worked to battle a wildfire inside Table Rock State Park in Pickens that they said was sparked by lightning on Sunday. Firefighters said lightning hit the back of the mountain, near an area where visitors were hiking and started burning. Firefighters said it took several hours to put out the wildfire.
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Investigators probe cause of Spartanburg County mill fire
Fire investigators are expected to return to what's left of an old mill in Spartanburg County that lays in ruins after a fire destroyed it on Friday. Flames leveled the old Butte Knit building on Fairforest Road off Business 85 in Spartanburg County.
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Fire destroys home in south Florence
Everybody -- human and pets -- escaped without serious injury when the house at 1324 Poinsett Drive burned late Saturday afternoon. The house, a little more than two blocks from Florence Fire Department Station No. 3, was all but destroyed within 15 minutes of the initial report. The fire started when the hose on a gas grill came loose and sprayed flaming propane across the back of the home, Jeff DeLung, Florence Fire Department battalion chief, said.
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3 charged in massive Cayce recycling plant fire
Authorities have arrested the manager of a Cayce recycling plant and two of its co-owners after a massive fire last week. Investigators say acting manager Israel Rizo and co-owners Charles Goode and Doug Jen failed to follow city ordinances and guidelines for burning when the fire broke out June 29 at Global Recycling. They are charged with unlawful burning.
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