Feb. 11th 2020

North Carolina and South Carolina Fire Incidents

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Person killed in house fire on Inwood Drive in Winston-Salem 

VIDEO: One person is dead after a house fire on Inwood Drive in Winston-Salem. At about 3:54 p.m. Sunday, crews responded to a fire at 4535 Inwood Drive. Heavy smoke was coming from the home, and firefighters aggressively attacked the fire. A person was found in the home. Firefighters started CPR before getting the patient to EMS. The person died on scene. The victim has only been identified as an adult. Investigators are still working to confirm the cause of the fire.  



Man found deceased following a Sampson County mobile home fire 

Authorities say a person was found deceased following a fire inside a mobile home Saturday night. Firefighters were dispatched to the home on College Street shortly after 9 p.m. Family members said the victim is 26-year-old Shaquille Owens and they think the fire started in the kitchen. Authorities have not released the cause of the fire. The incident remains under investigation.  


House fire in Wilmington puts resident and family dog in danger 

A resident with smoke-inhalation and a family dog were rescued from a house fire in Wilmington this morning. Wilmington Fire Department responded to a residential fire at 209 Northern Boulevard around 9:30 A.M. Saturday, February 8. Upon arrival, crews found a fire in one bedroom, the hallway, and extension into the 2nd floor attic space. One resident was transported to New Hanover Regional Medial Center for smoke inhalation, and the family dog was given oxygen. According to Thomas S. Robinson Jr. from Wilmington Fire Department, the dog was doing well on the scene. The Red Cross was notified to give aid to the family. Investigators are searching for a cause.  


No injuries in big Coke fire in Morehead City 

PHOTO: No one was hurt after a tractor-trailer loaded with Coca-Cola products caught fire Monday morning at a gas station in Morehead City. The truck started smoking around 9:45 a.m. at the Speedway on Arendell Street. Photos show the cab of the truck covered in flames. The driver was not inside. Firefighters put out the fire in about 10 minutes, but one eastbound lane is currently closed on Arendell Street. We're still working to find out what caused the fire.  


Overnight fire damages custom wood shop in Wake Forest 

An overnight fire badly damaged a business that makes custom wooden signs. Firefighters responded to a fire at My Custom Timber, located at 2016 S. Main St. in downtown Wake Forest, just before midnight. Firefighters said they had to force their way inside the business because it was locked. The fire was extinguished in five minutes, but the building was heavily damaged. Officials said the smoke was so thick that it affected a few surrounding businesses. There was no one inside, and no injuries were reported.  


West Ashley house fire ruled arson 

Fire crews have ruled that the cause of a Saturday house fire is arson. Dispatchers received a call about the fire in the 2200 block of Wood Avenue off Highway 61 at approximately 2:05 p.m. The Charleston and St. Andrews Fire Departments responded as well as Charleston County EMS and the Charleston County Sheriff's Office. Witnesses reported a car parked outside the home was also damaged by the fire. The incident has been turned over to the Charleston County Sheriff's Office since it has been ruled an arson.  


Crews respond to blaze at Conway area church 

PHOTO: Crews responded to a fire at a Conway area church early Monday morning. Just after midnight, a call came out for a fire at Abundant Harvest Family Fellowship Church on Rose Moss Road, according to Horry County Fire Rescue. Officials say one building behind the sanctuary was destroyed. The back of the sanctuary and at least one nearby outbuilding were also damaged. No injuries were reported. The Conway Fire Department also responded to the scene. Because the fire happened at a place of worship, standard protocol calls for agents with the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division to assist in the investigation.  


Reidville Fire Department truck flipped in Spartanburg 

PHOTO: Spartanburg County dispatchers say a firetruck flipped over Sunday night. Details were limited, but we were able to confirm with dispatch the truck flipped around 10:37 p.m. on Reidville Road, near Lightwood Knot Road. South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the collision, as it is listed on their live collision tracker. Injuries were reported in this collision. SCHP later told FOX Carolina the truck belonged to Reidville FD. We're told the truck was traveling west on Reidville Road when it went off the right side of the road. Troopers say the driver overcorrected, only to flip off of the right side of the road. We're told there were two people inside at the time. Crews on scene told us neither firefighter inside was hurt. They were on their way to a call in Greenville.  


Despite delays and costs, renovation project continues after former Charleston elementary school burns 

Firefighters responded early Saturday morning to a large fire at the Old Chicora Elementary School in North Charleston. The space is also a part of a multi-million dollar project which developers say will continue. North Charleston Fire Department said flames damaged the auditorium and some upper classrooms. While there are no reported injuries, the cause of the fire is still unknown. The building is in the beginning stages of a $20 million renovation project that would add an early learning center, performance and arts space...as well as house the Allegro Charter School. Bill Stanfield, CEO of the development organization Metanoia, says although the fire will increase the cost of the project and could delay the start of construction, their goal is to continue with the renovations.  


Courtesy of Daily Dispatch.
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