Daily Incident Log – 01/08/2018

North Carolina and South Carolina Fire Incidents

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01/08/2018 -

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Firefighters from several fire departments in Pitt County responded to a house fire in Winterville Saturday afternoon. According to the Pitt County 911 Communications Center, the fire started in the 1800 block of Worthington Rd. near County Home Rd. just before 5:30 p.m. Family says a man was soldering upstairs and it caught fire. An elderly couple made it out safely. Due to icy road conditions, the fire department said they had trouble getting down the road to respond.  



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Investigators in Buncombe County are working to determine what caused a fire in Asheville's River Arts District. On Sunday evening, flames were seen shooting out of the building at 144 Park Avenue, right behind the Grey Eagle music venue. The Asheville Fire Department responded with 12 crews and say the Grey Eagle was evacuated. It was an uphill battle because of the weather. Water quickly froze on the ground. Firefighters believe the structure was a home.  



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The Charlotte Fire Department has agreed with the New Orleans Fire Department to place a friendly wager on this Sunday's Wild Card matchup between the Carolina Panthers and the New Orleans Saints.. The wager entails the losing team's fire chief installing an NFL smoke detector branded with the winning team's logo in their office. "No matter the result of the game, our united goal is to raise awareness of the importance of fire safety, specifically working smoke detectors in homes," CFD Chief Pete Key said in a statement. As part of the wager, The Buff Project, a New York City-based fire safety organization and distributor of officially licensed NFL team-identified smoke alarms, will donate 50 NFL licensed team-branded smoke detectors for each game throughout the playoffs to the fire departments to use in their fire safety outreach efforts.  



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No injuries were reported after a vacant home caught fire in Winston-Salem on Saturday, according to the Winston-Salem firefighters. The Winston-Salem Fire Department posted video to Twitter on Saturday afternoon which shows large amounts of smoke coming from the home on Griffith Road. No other information was immediately available.  



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A 70-year-old man who died after running back into a burning Columbia-area condo to rescue his sleeping wife is being hailed a hero by the city's fire chief. Richland County Coroner Gary Watts on Sunday identified the victim of Saturday's fatal fire as Harold Morse, 70. Columbia firefighters responded to a blaze Saturday morning at the Point Arcadia condos in Forest Acres, officials have said. Three condos were heavily damaged in the fire, which happened just off Decker Boulevard. Chief Aubrey Jenkins said he spoke with Morse's wife, who told him Morse got out of the building but went back inside to get his sleeping wife.  



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Two people have died after a structure fire on Sunday, according to Chief Lee with the Moncks Corner Rural Fire Department. The fire happened in the 200 block of Midnight Lane, just off of Prospect Road. Lee said two people were entrapped in the home during the fire and were removed by firefighters. The victims, a man and a woman, died as a result of their injuries in the fire.  



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A Lee County home was destroyed by fire overnight, according to the Lee County Fire Department. Officials say the mobile home, located on River Birch Road, burned down around 1:30 a.m. Monday morning. While no injuries were reported, aq family was displaced as a result of the fire, according to officials. Authorities say the cause is undetermined. In a separate incident, Lee County fire officials say two engines responded to a house fire on Barnett Drive around 4:30 a.m. Firefighters say a fire was found in an attached garage and was brought under control within minutes.  



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Multiple agencies responded to a structure fire in Holly Hill early on Monday. Police Chief Joshua Detter said the call went out around 12:30 a.m. about a fire at the Super 10 store on Old State Road. He says the fire affected at least 5 other buildings. Our crews spotted around 20 fire engines on the scene. As of 4:00 a.m., firefighters remained on the scene. Chief Detter says no one was in the buildings at the time. No injuries were reported.  



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The City of Charleston Fire Department and other Fire Departments are responding to a structure fire in downtown Charleston, dispatch confirms. The Charleston County Dispatch Center received a report of a structure fire on Line Street shortly before 6:00 p.m. Charleston, North Charleston, and James Island Fire Departments, Charleston County EMS, and Charleston police were dispatched to the scene. Emergency personnel arrived in three minutes from the time of dispatch and saw smoke and fire coming from a vacant, two-story residential home. Firefighters quickly gained control of the fire on the first floor and extinguished the fire that spread to the second floor. The property was searched to verify there were no occupants in the home. Crews gained control of the fire in approximately 10 minutes.  



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Crews responded to a mobile home fire just after noon Sunday in Mount Pleasant. The Awendaw-McClellanville consolidated fire district quickly attacked the home in the 1100 block of Coakley Road. No injuries were reported and the fire is now under investigation according to the Awendaw-McClellanville fire department. The Mount Pleasant fire department assisted in fighting the blaze.  


Courtesy of Daily Dispatch.
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