Daily Incident Log - 7/25/2012

North Carolina and South Carolina Fire Incidents

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07/25/2012 -


Southport chiefs are concerned about new-communications range

Fuzzy reception and unreliable signals are prompting the City of Southport to draft a letter requesting assistance from Brunswick County regarding the new Viper radio system. When the city's fire and rescue departments tried out the new radios on July 4, they found that reception was bad south of Leonard Street, closer t oward the waterfront, said rescue chief Neal Sage and alderman Todd Coring, a captain with the fire department, at the latest meeting of the city's emergency services committee.



Family dog saved from 2-alarm fire in north Charlotte

Firefighters are on the scene of a 2-alarm fire on Countryside Drive. Firefighters said heavy fire broke out in the attack of the building around 7:15 a.m. Officials said several families have been displaced due to the fire. A family dog was rescued from the fire.


Gasoline leak prompts closure of Havelock station

About 30 to 35 gallons of gasoline spilled or leaked onto the asphalt behind the Shell Station Fuel Market at the corner of Greenfield Heights Boulevard and U.S. 70 in Havelock Tuesday afternoon. The spill covered a portion of the parking lot, and forced the temporary closure of the convenience store around 2:30 p.m. Havelock Fire Chief Rick Zaccardelli said firefighters spread absorbent mat erial on the petroleum stained areas and had a plan to pour sand on the spots where the fuel had gathered.


Fire reported at Caldwell County wood products company

Fire investigators are looking into what caused an overnight fire at a Caldwell County factory Tuesday. The incident was reported around 7 a.m. at the Autumn Wood Products on the 400 block of Pine Mountain Road, according to a news release from the Caldwell County Fire Marshal's Office. Fire Marshal Robbie Wilkie says that employees of the company found a fire smolderi ng in the building as they arrived for work.



River Falls Volunteer Fire Station Falling Apart, Building Condemned

Chief David Embry has been fighting fires nearly all his life, but what's been burning his time lately is another kind of emergency. Embry arrived at his River Falls Volunteer Fire Department in Marietta two months ago to find the sheetrock splitting in the bay that houses fire trucks. "We didn't know why, we couldn't find a reason," he says. Weeks later, it got worse. "We saw a big dip, a sag in the roof," he says. "We pulled a piece of the sheetrock down to look up in the attic and that's when we saw the trusses had come apart."


Firefighters Credited With Saving Woman's Purse After Snatching Incident in Greenville County

Greenville County deputies rushed to the scene, but before they arrived several firefighters jumped into action chasing the suspect down and retrieving the purse. "It just felt like the right thing to do. We help people every day," said Lt. Kenny Worthen with the Wade Hampton Fire Department. But he says he's no hero. "I just heard her yelling out," said Worthen. "If it were my daughter or wife I would want someone to help them."


Two Anderson City firefighters hurt battling house fire

A house fire at 1201 Trammell Road injured two Anderson City firefighters Monday night but they were safe at home Tuesday. Travis Poore, spokesman for the Anderson City Fire Department, said drywall hit one firefighter and another got hurt while on a ladder. "They have been treated and released," Poore said. The summer heat did not co ntribute to the injuries, he added.


Goose Creek Fire Station Plans Get Council Support

The City of Goose Creek is moving ahead with early planning for a new headquarters fire station on a large city-owned lot adjacent to the public works building. The property is not far from the existing headquarters on Brandywine Boulevard and should provide more than enough room for the new fire station, plus additional space for firefighter training.


Fire burns Myrtle Beach Chinese restaurant

The Ho Wah Restaurant at 409 South Kings Highway in Myrtle Beach caught fire just before 5 a.m. Wednesday. The fire started in the back of the restaurant, but is now out. Myrtle Beach police have blocked the highway in front of the restaurant in both directions as they work to put the fire out. The road is expected to reopen just as soon as the fire engines clear out.


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