Daily Incident Log - 8/8/2012

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Black mountain fire truck break-down spurs financial debate

The break-down of a Black Mountain fire truck has Town officials debating whether to spend up to nearly $1 million to replace aging safety vehicles. Thursday at a 5 p.m. agenda meeting, the Black Mountain Board of Aldermen will be weighing public safety concerns and cost to tax payers as they decide what to do with a pair of 20-year-old fire trucks that Black Mountain Fire Chief Steve Jones said have become liabilities.



Firefighters say 911 dispatch problem is bigger than Iredell County admits

Firefighters tell Eyewitness News a problem we found in a 9 Investigates report is bigger than Iredell County admits. Channel 9 showed you on Monday that the county said human error led to two cases of paramedics having trouble finding people who called 911.


Downtown Hendersonvile shops evacuated after car hits gas line

Hendersonvile firefighters evacuated the 200 block of Main Street Tuesday afternoon after a vehicle struck a gas line. A call came in at 3:39 p.m. that a vehicle had struck a gas meter behind the Hospice Home Store in the alley between Main and Church streets, said Hendersonville Fire Chief Dorian Flowers. No one was injured and the driver left the scene. The meter wasn't protected and gas could be heard escaping.


Manning teen saves woman trapped in burning car

The actions of a Manning teen likely saved the life of a complete stranger. While others stood and watched in horror, 19-year-old Lamar Weldon sprang into action. Weldon used what he learned in a volunteer fire fighters class to free a 54-year-old woman trapped in her burning car over the weekend. A charred path on Highway 301 in Clarendon County is all that's left behind by Brenda Leonaerd's car.



Charleston's new fire chief seeks balance of aggressive firefighting, safety

Becoming a fire chief is an accomplishment Karen Brack never imagined when she became a firefighter 30 years ago. But her career took off. The Savannah native rose through the ranks in Fulton County, part of greater Atlanta, before becom ing a deputy chief in Oregon.


Insurance rates lowered in Dacusville Fire District

Dacusville Fire Chief Charles Hamilton announced recently that the Dacusville Volunteer Fire Department was awarded a new ISO rating of 5/9. Records show it has been 26 years since the Department received its first ISO rating of 6/9. Insurance companies use the Insurance Service Organization (ISO) rating to evaluate ri sk to homeowners and set their premiums. The rating scale ranges from ten (the biggest risk) to one (the least risk).


Cause Of Spartanburg County Butte Knit Factory Fire Can't Be Determined

The Spartanburg County Sheriff's office says they can't determine what started the fire that destroyed the old Butte Knit factory off Business Interstate 85. Investigators say - due to the extreme temperatures of the fire - it does not appear that there was enough evidence left behind for to determine the exact cause.


Fire damages Summerville Home

A fire at a house near Azalea Park caused minor damage and displaced a family of four. The home, located off Pressley Avenue and West 4th South Street, sustained some fire and smoke damage, necessitating the family of four to seek temporary shelter, Summerville Fire Chief Richard Waring said.


Storms knock out power in Lancaster, cause flooding in Fort Mill

In Fort Mill, firefighters responded to heavy flooding on Pleasant Road near Black & Decker. The Flint Hill Fire Department, along with crews from Tega Cay and Riverview, responded to a possible lightning strike at Market Street Pizza in the Crossroads Plaza Shopping Center at the corner of Hwy. 160 West and Gold Hill Road around 8:30 p.m.


Courtesy of Daily Dispatch.
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