Daily Incident Log – 12/04/2017

North Carolina and South Carolina Fire Incidents

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Iredell County fire marshals are investigating a deadly fire. A man's body was found inside a mobile home on Loggerhead Road in Cool Springs Sunday morning. His friend said he was a good man. "He's going to be missed sorely," said friend James Clark. "Any man trying to do the right thing, you know he's going to be missed. He was a gentle and honest man."  





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A fire engulfed a home in Johnston County early Monday morning, forcing three people and a dog out onto the street. It happened on Powell Drive off of Swift Creek Road in Wilsons Mills. Firefighters have been battling the flames since around 3 a.m. Paramedics have checked everyone out, and they are doing okay. It is unclear what caused the blaze at this time.  




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A fire at 4430 Kernersville Road Sunday morning damaged a house, displaced four people living there and delayed traffic for nearly two hours, authorities said. No injuries were reported. The fire started at 11:38 a.m., said Battalion Chief Fred Gethers of the Winston-Salem Fire Department. It took 35 firefighters about 50 minutes to put out the fire. The fire displaced two adults and two children who live in the house, Gethers said. They are staying with relatives.  



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Investigators said a house is a total loss after it caught fire Sunday evening. Firefighters put the fire out just after 9 p.m. on Lakewood Avenue off Rozzelles Ferry Road. Charlotte Fire Department officials said the flames spread throughout the house while no one was home. Investigators haven't said what started the fire.  


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A two-story barn in Olin was gutted by fire Saturday afternoon. According to Iredell County Chief Deputy Fire Marshal Shannon Goodman, a hole in the structure's chimney sparked a grass fire that spread to the building in the 100 block of Williamsburg Road. Family members said they were in the process of turning the barn into a home and had already moved furniture into the structure. There were no injuries.  



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Fire departments in Greensboro got a rare opportunity to train, first hand, for Hazmat response situations on Friday. Norfolk Southern hazardous materials officers intentionally caused a "leak" - don't worry, it was just water - for Greensboro firefighters to stop, allowing emergency units to respond exactly as they would, if the leak were real. Senior firefighter Christopher Holmes is part of Greensboro Fire Department's Hazmat team. Holmes says it's an intense program to be a part of because they cover a lot. "Starting with railroad safety actually and finishing with different chemical hazards at some of the local plants," said Christopher Holmes, a senior firefighter with the Greensboro Fire Department.  




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A one-year-old child has died after a fire in Darlington County, according to Lt. Robby Kilgo with the Darlington County Sheriff's Office. Deputies and firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire at a residence in the 700 block of Railroad Ave. in the Hartsville area, according to Lt. Kilgo. Firefighters recovered the one-year-old from the residence. Lt. Kilgo said the child was transported to the hospital and died. The cause of the fire is under investigation.  



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Firefighters battled a two-alarm fire at a Columbia apartment complex early Monday morning, according to the Columbia Fire Department (CFD). Crews responded to the fire at Charbonneau Apartment at 167 Stoneridge Drive around 2:30 a.m., according to CFD, who says all hands were on deck to knock down the fire in Building 13. By 5:30 a.m., CFD reported the fire was under control. 11 out of the 12 apartments were occupied and Red Cross is on the scene assisting displaced residents, according to CFD spokesman Brick Lewis. The actual number of displaced residents is not known at this time. Officials say no injuries were reported.  



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A woman was rescued from a vehicle after a crash on Robert Smalls Parkway in Beaufort late Saturday morning, according to a Burton Fire District news release. The woman sustained possibly serious injuries after firefighters freed her from her car after it collided with a pickup truck near Parris Island Gateway shortly before noon, according to the release. Traffic was blocked for about an hour while the woman was rescued and the scene was cleared, according to the release.  



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Two people made it out of a home in an early-morning fire in Inman. It happened at a home on Grand Canyon Road. Holly Springs and Tyger River fire crews arrived around 4 a.m. Monday. Holly Springs Fire Chief Brent Blackwell said it took minutes to contain a fire in the living room. Two older people were inside the home at the time. Luckily, they were able to get out and are receiving help from the American Red Cross, Chief Blackwell said. The home has heavy smoke and water damage.  


Courtesy of Daily Dispatch.
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