Daily Incident Log - 7/17/2012


North Carolina and South Carolina Fire Incidents

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07/17/2012 -

NORTH CAROLINA INCIDENT LOG

Fire destroys building in Concord

Explosions from a fire woke a napping Concord man, who alerted neighors to call the fire department off Poplar Tent Road Monday afternoon. "It woke me up and I tried to find a phone to call for help," said Rayvon Eury. "Every phone we tried was dead." Eventually a neighbor was able to call and firefighters were on the scene along with police and EMS.

CONCORD & KANNAPOLIS INDEPENDENT TRIBUNE

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Update: Kinston business owners recovering after arson attack

Tonight police are searching for the person or persons who set fire to three businesses in Kinston this weekend. No one was hurt in the blaze in the 100 block of East Gordon Street, but the people who worked in those buildings arehaving a hard time recovering, as the buildings are badly damaged. On Monday, firefighters spent all day do using one of the buildings with water, as the deep-seated fire still wasn't completely out.

WNCT-TV CHANNEL 9

Related: Fire crews remove wall, ceiling to finish putting out hotspots  

Woman injured during north Charlotte house fire

A woman was injured after a fire broke out at a home in north Charlotte Monday night. Firefighters were called to a home off of McArthur Avenue Monday evening after a pot on the stove caught fire.

WCNC-TV NBC 6 CHARLOTTE

Fire caused by lightning igniting floor joist of Wilbur house via copper pipe

The Wilbar and Millers Creek fire departments were dispatched to a house fire on Old N.C. 16 in the Wilbar community at 8:32 a.m. Monday. Wilbar Fire Chef Rick Jennings said the fire started from a lightning strike Sunday near a copper pipe that goes from a gas tank to the underside of the house, where it caught a floor joist on fire.

WILKES JOURNAL PATRIOT

SOUTH CAROLINA INCIDENT LOG

Volunteer Firefighter Helps Save Life Of Gaffney Man Struck By Lightning

The quick thinking of a volunteer firefighter helped save the life of a man who was struck by lightning Monday afternoon in Gaffney. According to Captain Wayne Brown of the Gaffney Fire Department, firefighters responded to the intersection of Logan Street at Robinson Street in the city around 5:30 pm.

WSPA-TV CBS 7

Missing kayaker, dog found alive at Lake Hartwell

Rescue crews on Lake Hartwell said a missing kayaker and his dog were found alive late Monday night. Deputies said the 56-year-old man was kayaking with his pet Chihuahua and appeared to be struggling in the water during a thunderstorm early Monday evening. Rescue crews were called out to search the lake near Green Pond Road. They first found the overturned kayak, but couldn't find the man and his dog.

WHNS-TV FOX 21

Charlotte teen aspires to be firefighter

His second time on a fire engine, Jalen Arnold rode to a call with the Charlotte Fire Department. They arrived to find that a boy had "opened a radiator and it exploded on him," Jalen recalled. He helped medics load the severely wounded victim into an ambulance for treatment. And he was hooked. Since that day – Sept. 11, 2011 – Jalen, a recent graduate of Olympic Hi gh, has been on several ride-alongs and splits his time between two fire stations. He is sure he wants to become a firefighter.

ROCK HILL HERALD

Courtesy of Daily Dispatch.
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