Daily Incident Log - 7/27/2012


North Carolina and South Carolina Fire Incidents

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07/27/2012 -

NORTH CAROLINA INCIDENT LOG

Firefighters' long ride ends today in Asheville

A group of 29 firefighters bicycling across North Carolina in tribute to a fallen comrade is scheduled to reach its destination Friday afternoon in Asheville. The Carolina Brotherhood, which left the N.C. coast on Monday on a nearly 400-mile trip, plans to take the stage at 4:30 p.m. at an Asheville festival, for a tri bute to the late Capt. Jeffery Bowen. Saturday will mark the one-year anniversary of Bowen's death. He died while fighting a fire at a high-rise building on Biltmore Avenue in Asheville. The fire later was determined to have been intentionally set.

THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Related: Firefighters travel across state, through Shelby to support fallen comrades
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2 House Fires Keep Greensboro Crews Busy

Firefighters in Greensboro have spent a very hot Thursday afternoon battling two separate house fires. The first call came into 911 around 4:20pm to a house in the 2000 block of Fleming Road. Police had closed roads around and after several hours they have been reopened. The second house fire call came into 911 around 5:20pm. The house was located in the 5700 block of Muirfi eld Drive. Several streets in the area are still closed as fire crews remain on the scene dealing with the structure fire.

WFMY-TV CBS 2 GREENSBORO

Fire destroys mobile home in Alamance County

A mobile home on Salem Church Road was destroyed from a fire that started late Thursday. No one was injured in the blaze, and the cause is still under investigation, said Alamance County Fire Marshal David Leonard on Friday.

BURLINGTON TIMES NEWS

SOUTH CAROLINA INCIDENT LOG

Charleston area fire departments agree to cross-boundary support

Greater Charleston area fire departments have taken unprecedented steps toward cross-boundary support when responding to future fires and emergencies. The governing bodies of the City of Charleston, the City of North Charleston, St. Andrew's Public Service District, James Island Public S ervice District, and St. John's Fire District each approved an Interlocal Agreement for Automatic Aid and Response to provide mutual assistance during emergencies and will jointly sign the agreement on Monday, July 30, 2012 at 2:30 pm at the North Charleston and American LaFrance Fire Museum and Educational Center.

WCBD-TV CHARLESTON 2

Former Darlington fire chief charged with misconduct in office

Former Darlington Fire Chief Jim Stone -- a 50-year veteran of service to the city -- was arrested on one charge of misconduct in office and booked through the Darlington County Detention Center Friday morning. Stone, 71, 410 Spring Street, Darlington, was the subject of an investigation by the South Carolina State Law Enforceme nt Division (SLED) into the misuse of inmates, Darlington City Manager Howard Garland said in an earlier interview.

WBTW-TV SC NOW.COM

Woman killed in Aiken house fire

A woman who authorities have identified as a hoarder died in an early morning fire at 741 Brucewood Street in Aiken. Aiken Department of Public Safety firefighters arrived about 3:30 a.m. this morning, but were unable to enter the home because of the large amount of items inside.

AIKEN STANDARD

Deputies: Masked men set fire to trooper's Greenville County home

Deputies said they were called to a burglary that turned into a fire at a trooper's Greenville County home Friday morning. Multiple trucks from the Wade Hampton Fire Department were at the home on Riley Smith Drive after the fire was reported about 8:20 a.m. Prior to the fire, a family member said she heard a ruckus in the garage, looked out and saw three masked men, deputie s said. Deputies do not know if the men had weapons.

WHNS-TV FOX 21

Courtesy of Daily Dispatch.
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