Daily Incident Log – 03/07/2018

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03/07/2018 -

Man killed in mobile home fire in Wilkes County


A man was killed in a mobile home fire in Wilkes County Tuesday night, according to Wilkes County Fire Marshal Nick Hamby. The fire happened around 9:40 p.m. at a mobile home on Highland Place in Roaring River. Hamby says the cause of the fire is currently unknown. The man has not been identified.  





Duplin County Deputies: Man drives truck into side of garage, lights it on fire


A man is facing attempted murder charges after he drove his truck into the side of a garage and set the vehicle on fire, the Duplin County Sheriff's Office said. James Gregory Thomas Sr. has been charged with three counts of attempted murder and one count of first-degree arson. The Duplin County Sheriff's Office responded to Lake George Road in Mount Olive Tuesday, where they said Thomas has driven his truck into the side of the garage. Witnesses told deputies Thomas set the truck on fire inside the garage and the fire became engulfed. Three people inside the home escaped unharmed. Thomas was taken into custody without incident.  



Pinebluff Home a 'Total Loss' After Fire


A house in Pinebluff was destroyed by a fire Tuesday morning. The blaze was reported about 7:15 a.m. in the 100 block of Forest Place, near the intersection of Sherwood and Forest drives. The residents were able to escape the building without injury, according to the Pinebluff Fire and Rescue Department. Flames devoured the single-family home, which a Pinebluff firefighter described as a "total loss." It is unclear what sparked the fire. As of 11 a.m., investigators with the Moore County Fire Marshal's Office were still working to determine the cause of the incident.  



Tanker carrying liquid asphalt overturns in Raleigh, shuts down Creedmoor Road


Part of Creedmoor Road in Raleigh has reopened after it was shut down Tuesday night when a tanker carrying liquid asphalt crashed and flipped over, according to officials. First responders first received the call regarding the overturned liquid asphalt tanker just before 10:50 p.m. Around 15 firefighters responded to the scene. The main crew left by 2 a.m. but four to eight, including a hazmat crew, stayed on scene, Raleigh fire officials said. According to officials, the crash was considered a hazmat situation because liquid asphalt spilled onto Creedmoor Road.  



Summerville Fire receives 9/11 run's 'largest ever' local donation

Summerville Fire & Rescue is now $12,000 richer after receiving a surprise donation Tuesday morning from race officials with the 9/11 Heroes Run Charleston. "This is awesome," Fire Chief Richard Waring said after learning the check amount that had remained a mystery to him for weeks. He said he hoped to utilize the funds to purchase a fire extinguisher demo prop for the agency for training exercises with local businesses and the public. Firefighters have had to go without one for a number of years, simulating fires instead, Waring said.  



Life-saving classroom kits named after Upstate school shooting victim could go state-wide


While people across the country debate how to keep schools safe, one South Carolina firefighter-teacher duo say a "Jacob Kit" could save your child's life. It's named after Jacob Hall, who was killed by a school shooter at Townville Elementary School in 2016. The tools inside include a tourniquet, medical gloves, bandages, tape, scissors and gauze. The kit creators have inspired a bill in the State House to require the packs in schools across the state. Angela Byrne has been working inside a classroom for 27 years, and keeps hers near her classroom door.  



Firefighters extinguish trailer fire near McClellanville


Crews responded to a trailer fire in the McClellanville area Wednesday. Awendaw-McClellanville Consolidated Fire District and Georgetown fire departments quickly extinguished the fire under a trailer in the 1900 block of Old Collins Creek Road. There was minor damage and no injuries were reported. The call came in at 8:06 a.m.  



Weekend fires in Fairfield County likely not a result of arson


Fairfield County Sheriff's Office and South Carolina Forestry Commission officials do not believe any of the wildfires in Fairfield County were the result of arson, as officials previously reported. Fairfield County Fire Services, Newberry County Fire Services, the South Carolina Forestry Commission and the Fairfield County Sheriff's Office responded to multiple brush fires on S.C. Highways 213 and 215 on Saturday, March 3. A joint investigation by the Forestry Commission and the Sheriff's Office has determined that these fires were most likely caused by a vehicle that was dragging an object on the road, creating sparks that led to the fires.  



Florence residence damaged by fire


A Florence residence subdivided into apartments was damaged by fire Wednesday morning. Firefighters responded about 9:30 a.m. to the Covington Street residence and were on scene more than an hour working the fire. Medics with Florence County EMS and Florence Police responded to the fire as well.  


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