Daily Incident Log - 8/13/2012


North Carolina and South Carolina Fire Incidents

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08/13/2012 -

NORTH CAROLINA INCIDENT LOG

Durham fire department hiring thanks to grant

A new grant for the Durham Fire Department is shaping up to be a win-win situation for the city and its residents. Not only will the money help firefighters better protect their community, but it is also creating jobs. The grant money comes from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and is meant to make sure there is adequate staffing for f ire and emergency response teams. As part of the $1.4 million deal, fire officials must hire 15 qualified candidates to become new firefighters within the next 90 days.

WTVD-TV ABC CHANNEL 11

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Knightdale Fire Department sets record for calls in one month

Sun in the morning, storms in the evening, and calls to emergency responders soon after. That's what Knightdale Fire Chief Tim Guffey remembers about July. "It was like clockwork," Guffey said. "We were getting three-to-four calls a day." July was an especially active month for severe weather, according to the National Weather Service in Raleigh – enoug h to make it the busiest month in the history of the Knightdale Fire Department.

EASTERN WAKE NEWS

Greensboro Fire Stations Put Down Hoses For Pots In Chilli Cook-Off

Fire stations from around Guilford County came together for a chili cook-off to benefit Larry "Butch" Cummings Saturday afternoon. All proceeds from the event will be used to help Cummings and his family with the cost of medical expenses. Cummings, a retired firefighter, was recently diagnose d with a rare form of blood cancer.

WFMY-TV CBS 2 GREENSBORO

Suspicious Fire Destroys Family Momentos in Vanceboro

A mobile home burns in Vanceboro, destroying everything inside. Investigators are looking into the suspicious fire. It took firefighters close to an hour to put out the flames. The fire happened around 1:00 Friday morning. No one lived in the trailer, and it had no electricity. It was being used as a storage facility and contained a family's sentimental belongings. Another mobile home just a few feet away somehow dodged the blaze.

WCTI-TV ABC 12 NEW BERN

SOUTH CAROLINA INCIDENT LOG

Fire destroys Bowens Island Restaurant oyster-cooking building

A fire that destroyed a building used to cook oysters at Bowens Island Restaurant early Monday morning is under investigation. The call came in to the restaurant located off of Folly Road around 1 a.m. When firefighters got there, they saw flames shooting from the building.

WCSC-TV CHARLESTON LIVE 5 NEWS

Summerville Fire Department Reports $5k Radio Stolen

Summerville Fire Department has reported a $5,050 portable radio stolen from its Luden Drive fire station. Summerville Fire Chief Richard Waring said theft from fire stations is rare, but they are amping up security. "We're making sure we have the stations shut, and kind of an awareness level that our employees are keeping a better eye on the radio and their equipment," Waring told Patch.

SUMMERVILLE PATCH

Firefighters put out tow boat blaze on Johns Island

he North Charleston Fire Department's fire boat and crews assisted St. Johns Fire in extinguishing a boat fire Thursday afternoon on the Stono River. The fire occurred just after 5 p.m. at the Gift Plantation on Johns Island. Fire officials say a kayaker notified authorities of a fire aboard a 24 foot tow boat. When fire crews arrived on the scene they found the boat f ully engulfed with flames.

WCSC-TV CHARLESTON LIVE 5 NEWS

Courtesy of Daily Dispatch.
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