N. C.. Daily Incident Log – 6/29/21

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07/28/2020 -

1 hospitalized after jumping from Durham apartment fire, officials say 

One person is hurt after jumping from a Durham apartment fire Monday night. Durham fire officials said the department responded to the 1700 block of East Cornwallis Road just before 8 p.m. Two residents escaped from the blaze by climbing onto a small roof over the door and jumping to the ground. One occupant sustained a leg injury and was hospitalized. Crews were able to get the blaze under control in around five minutes but there was extensive smoke and fire damage to the first and second floor. The Durham Fire Department said the cause was unattended cooking. No other units or occupants were affected and the two residents involved are being assisted by the American Red Cross.  




Shelby Fire Chief awarded North Carolina 2021 Career Fire Chief of the Year 

Shelby Fire Chief William Hunt has been named North Carolina 2021 Career Fire Chief of the Year. Recommended by his peers and selected by the North Carolina Association of Fire Chiefs, Hunt said he didn't expect the honor. "I was surprised," said Hunt. "I pretty much view my work to be just normal work. I never thought about it being anything that rose to anything significant. I was surprised to be nominated and win the award." Hunt has served in the role for 14 years. A native of Lexington, he has spent more than three decades in fire service. City Manager Rick Howell said Hunt has taken the department to new heights. "Chief Hunt is definitely deserving of this award," said Howell. Hunt credited his employees for the award, saying he appreciates the team effort that has made the department what it is today.  


Shane Garland hired as Watauga County Fire Marshal 

A Watauga County native has been hired to fill the position of Watauga County Fire Marshal. Shane Garland officially took over the position on Monday, June 21. Garland takes over the position after Taylor Marsh, another Watauga County native, left in April for a new role with the North Carolina Office of State Fire Marshal. Garland previously served as a Captain with the Boone Fire Department, Watauga County Emergency Services Director Will Holt tells WataugaOnline.com. "His qualifications include, but are certainly not limited to, over 25 years of experience in the fire service along with being a current Level III Fire Prevention Inspector, certified Fire Investigator, and a Level II Fire Officer, all of which apply directly to his daily duties as Fire Marshal.", Holt also stated to WataugaOnline.com.  


Fire destroys mobile home in Black Mountain 

A mobile home is a total loss following an early morning fire in Black Mountain. Firefighters say they were called out to the home on Charles Court just after 12 a.m. Sunday, June 27. They say the fire had been burning for some time before they arrived. Officials say no one was living in the home at the time because of ongoing renovations. The Buncombe County Fire Marshal is investigating the cause of the fire.  


Newport council tours police, fire departments to evaluate facility needs amid growth 

In an effort to determine and better understand long- and short-term needs, Newport officials are touring the town departments this summer. The Newport Town Council, with Councilman Mark Eadie absent, held the first of a series of facility tours Friday, visiting the police and fire stations, both on Howard Boulevard. Police Chief Keith Lewis and Fire Chief Ben Whitley showed the council the facilities, pointing out improvement or repair projects recently completed or in the works, and those the chiefs want to undertake at some point. Chief Lewis said the police station received "a lot of water damage" during Hurricane Florence in September 2018. While the hurricane only registered as a category 1 on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale, its size and slow movement resulted in massive amounts of rain and flooding.  


Courtesy of Daily Dispatch.
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