Daily Incident Log - 8/15/2012

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08/15/2012 -


Asheville bridge renamed for fallen firefighter

More than one year ago, an Asheville firefighter died while battling a massive medical building blaze, and Wednesday his service was celebrated when a bridge was renamed in his honor. After several months of work to honor Capt. Jeff Bowen for his dedication to the Asheville Fire Department and city that he served for 13 yea rs up until the fatal fire on July 28, 2011, his memory was commemorated with the renaming of the Smoky Park Bridge to the Capt. Jeff Bowen Bridge.



Davidson County Rescue Squad purchasing former city fire station

The Davidson County Rescue Squad, a nonprofit organization serving the community since 1941, will purchase Fire Station No. 2 from the City of Lexington after a required waiting period of 10 days after the sale notice has been legally published. During Monday night's city council meeting, Assistant City Manager Alan Carson brought the proposal of the sale before the council.


Two Fayetteville residents displaced after storage building fire

Two people were displaced after a fire this morning gutted a storage building where they were living, according to the Fayetteville Fire Department. The fire was reported at 2:45 a.m. in the building behind a home at 1842 Dewsberry Place, according to a Fire Department release.


Westmoore Fire District receives new class 7/9E insurance rating after inspection

Effective Monday, Oct. 1, the Westmoore Fire District will receive a Class 7/9E insurance rating. The new rating is the result of an inspection conducted by officials with the N.C. Department of Insurance. Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM) as part of the Response Rating System (NCRRS).



Greeneville County firefighters contain massive business fire

Greenville County firefighters have contained a massive fire at a tire business. Parker Fire District Chief Richard Jones told News 4 Williams Tire and Brake on Pendleton Road caught fire around 9 p.m. Tuesday. According to Jones, a pile of tires caught fire and flames quickly spread inside the tire shop. Firefighters were on the scene within minutes and initially battled flames from inside the building, said Jones. Once flames inside the shop reached the ceiling, Jones said crews were pulled out of the building for fear the roof would collapse.


New Darlington fire chief settling in

The sign above the door on newly minted Darlington Fire Chief Pat Cavanaugh's office says it all: "Start, the Rest is Easy." And that's just what Cavanaugh is trying to do. He has been taking it a day at a time since being named interim chief and then chief earlier this month. "I don't think it's hit yet," Cavanaugh said during an interview in his office at the Darlin gton Fire Department. "But everybody has been supportive and encouraging."


Follwo-up: Dryer cord sparks fire at Bowens Island Restaurant catering building

Fire investigators have identified the cause of a blaze that ripped through part of a popular Lowcountry restaurant early Monday, destroying a catering kitchen and spreading to a nearby business. James Island and Charleston firefighters were called out to the Bowens Island Restaurant just after 1 a.m. early Monday m orning after a report of flames bursting from the catering kitchen area.


Courtesy of Daily Dispatch.
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