Daily Incident Log - 7/5/2012


North Carolina and South Carolina Fire Incidents

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07/05/2012 -

NORTH CAROLINA INCIDENT LOG

Fire destroys Union golf course clubhouse

Fire investigators will begin looking Thursday morning into the cause of a fire that destroyed the clubhouse overnight at Emerald Lake Country Club in western Union County. No injuries were reported. Firefighters from at least two Union County departments managed to prevent the flames from spreading to nearby trees and houses in the golf community, off Lawyers Road near Stevens Mill Road, a short distance east of the county line.

THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

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Raleigh firefighter injured after portion of burning home collapses

A Raleigh firefighter is recovering after getting injured while fighting a lightning-sparked house fire on Wednesday. Firefighters were battling a fire at a home at 4400 Oakshyre Way when the flames quickly spread throughout the home.

WNCN-TV NBC 17 MYNC.COM

Asheville Fire Station Staff Reduction Plan

(VIDEO) An Asheville Fire Station could soon have a smaller staff, and one less engine. Asheville Fire Department officials have proposed a reduction of the crew size at Station 10 in west Asheville. Now, the station has a crew of six with a fire engine and ladder truck.. That would be reduced to four, and all would be assigned to the ladder truck.

WLOS-TV ABC 13 ASHEVILLE

Hickory Fire Department Battalion Chief Retires

After almost 39 years of service, Battalion Chief Wesley Watts has retired from the Hickory Fire Department. Watts began his employment with the City of Hickory on July 2, 1973, when he was hired as a firefighter. During his career, he was promoted to several positions including Fire Apparatus Driver in 1980, Captain in 1988, Battalion Chief of Training in 1996 and Battalion Chief of Suppression in 199 8, a position he held until his retirement

WHKY-AM & TV

Asheboro duplex fire ruled suspicious

Police are investigating an Asheboro duplex fire as suspicious. According to Asheboro Fire Chief Jim Smith, the blaze was reported at a vacant duplex at 312 Brookside Drive shortly after 7 a.m. Thursday. Smith said there was a fire in one of the units in the same duplex about three months ago.

WGHP-TV FOX 8

Marsh fire causing dense smoke on Outer Banks

The North Carolina Forestry Service has controlled a 30- to 40-acre marsh fire off Little Colington Island, but smoke is expected to affect some areas of the Outer Banks all day. The fire started early this morning, and its cause is under investigation, Dare County Fire Marshal Steve Kovacs said in a press release. It does not threaten any structures.

HAMPTONROADS.COM

SOUTH CAROLINA INCIDENT LOG

Boiling Springs Fire Department dedicates new 9/11 memorial

The Boiling Springs Fire Department used the Fourth of July to dedicate a new memorial honoring those who were killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. In the shadow of an American Flag, firefighters stood at attention around a piece of steel pulled from the wreckage of the World Trade Center. Local leaders talk ed about the importance of remembering those killed in the worst attack on American soil since Pearl Harbor.

WHNS-TV FOX 21

Related: Steel from twin towers becomes Upstate memorial  

New fireboat dedicated to North Charleston Fire Department

The North Charleston Fire Department has a new weapon to help fight flames-- not on land.. but on water. Firefighters dedicated the Lowcountry's first fireboat at Riverfront Park Wednesday. The boat was designed to travel in very shallow water. It reaches speeds of up to 43 knots, or 50 miles per hou

WCIV-TV ABC 4

Firefighters respond to Moncks Corner trailer fire

The Whitesville Fire Department was called out to a trailer fire Wednesday afternoon on Gross Avenue in Moncks Corner. Fire officials say multiple agencies were all responding to the trailer fire on Gross Avenue. One firefighter was taken to the hospital for heat exhaustion, but is expected to be okay.

WCSC-TV CHARLESTON LIVE 5 NEWS

Darlington Fire Chief will retire amid criminal investigation

Darlington City Fire Chief Jim Stone will retire at the end of July. He made the announcement Tuesday afternoon amid a state police investigation into allegations of Stone's improper use of an inmate. No further details have been released. He has been on suspension since last week. State police are expected to wrap up the investigation in the coming days.

WPDE-TV CAROLINALIVE.COM

Courtesy of Daily Dispatch.
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