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Monday, March 2, 2015  At 1:28pm Huntersville Stations 1, 2 and Long Creek Volunteer Fire Department were alerted to a structure fire at 7211 Hambright Road on the west side of Town. Engines 1, 2 and Long Creek immediately checked in route. Units arrived on scene to find heavy fire and smoke showing from a single family residence. Long Creek stretched an attack line to the front door, while a Huntersville member stretched a bumper line to an adjacent exposure (another home) that was smoking from the heat of the fire. Huntersville Engine 2 arrived and pulled a second line off of Long Creek’s Engine while Huntersville Engine 1 arrived and reverse laid to a hydrant on Hambright at Beatties Ford Rd. Crews were able to control the fire within 10 minutes. Extensive fire and smoke damage throughout the home, causing a total loss. Red Cross was summoned to the scene to assist the displaced residents. No injuries occurred on scene Huntersville Police have reopened Hambright road and traffic is now flowing in that area. Coincidentally and unfortunately, this house is located 3 doors down from the Build Betty a house which burned 3 years ago. Units remained on scene for some time conducting overhaul and salvage. The Mecklenburg County Fire Marshals Office is investigating the cause and origin of the fire. All Huntersville Units were clear of the scene by 4pm.

Units on scene: Huntersville Engines 1, 2, Ladder 2 and Tanker 1; Long Creek Engine 3; MEDIC; Mecklenburg County Fire Marshals Office and the Huntersville Police Department.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015  At 10:54am, the 911 center started receiving calls for a possible structure fire on Cumberland Crest Drive. Callers were reporting smoke coming from the attic and eaves of the house in the 12400 Block. Huntersville stations 1, 3 and Cornelius Fire were alerted and quickly checked in route. Huntersville Engine 1 arrived on scene first, reporting smoke issuing from the house and confirmed a working fire on a single family, single story house. E-1 crew quickly forced the front door and stretched a 1-3/4" attack line inside searching for the fire.  Huntersville Ladder 1 arrived and was immediately assigned primary search (due to cars in driveway and neighbors saying 2 dogs were inside the home). E-1 found and knocked the fire, in the kitchen, quickly with only tank water. Cornelius, originally assigned water supply, performed a secondary search as Huntersville E-3 performed salvage. Crews were able to find and remove 1 dog alive; however the second dog unfortunately did not make it.

The Mecklenburg County Fire Marshals Office is investigating the cause of the fire. The kitchen suffered extensive fire damage. The rest of the home suffered heavy smoke & heat damage. E-1’s crew was able to get a quick stop on the fire thanks to aggressive tactics and quick reporting, via 911, by passersby.

All Huntersville units were clear of the scene by 1:15pm.

Units on scene: Huntersville Engines 1, 3, Ladder 1; Cornelius Engine 3, Squad 8; North Meck Rescue 7; The Mecklenburg County Fire Marshals Office; 1 MEDIC Unit and the Huntersville Police Department.

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Saturday, February 14, 2015  A cold front ahead of a winter storm rolled through the area around 6:30pm. As the front passed through; heavy, sustained winds hit the area. Within a few minutes, all stations started receiving calls. As the calls started flooding in, it quickly became apparent that the wind was wreaking havoc. Off duty volunteers immediately reported to the stations (despite that many were out for Valentines Day) to start handling the multiple, simultaneous calls. Numerous calls came in for trees down, power lines down, a brush fire (following a blown transformer), small fires and a truck fire on the interstate. A total of 22 calls for service were answered.

We’re happy to report that EVERY call was answered and answered quickly. Many thanks to all the off duty volunteers that came in and helped with the calls. Also a very special thank you to the wives that allowed our members to leave and help. Many of those volunteers left dinners, dates or special evenings with their family on Valentine's Day to help protect this great community. We also want to give a shout out to the Huntersville Public Works Department and the Police Department who worked right alongside us.

As of 1am all crews and members were back in quarters and the majority of the power outages in Town were rectified.




Saturday, February 14, 2015  Valentines Day turned out to be a busy day for us a total of 22 calls for service was answered. From car accidents, outside fires, medical calls to a suspicious fire in the bathroom of the Goodwill store. We’re also appreciative of a visit by Lake Norman Preschool that dropped off some Valentine goodies for the duty crews!




Thursday, February 12, 2015  What do you do on a Carolina Blue sky day at the Two House? You take advantage of the clear day and train. Former Chief and long time member Gary Reagan stopped by and conducted some drafting training. Always training, always prepared. #TrainLikeYouFight #BlackOverRed




Thursday, February 12, 2015  Engine 2 ran an MVA earlier this morning on Stephens Rd, west of Beatties Ford Rd. Initially reported to be on Beatties Ford Rd at Stephens Road...crews searched the area and found the accident further west on Stephens Road. Engine 2 arrived to find a single vehicle, a jeep, rollover accident. Only one patient with non-life threatening injuries was found. She was treated, packaged and handed over to MEDIC for transport.




Sunday, February 8, 2015  At 4:21pm Station 2 responded, Mutual Aid, to Lincoln County to help cover the East Lincoln FD response area as they worked a large fire in their first due at an Industrial Rubber Plant. Experts are calling it a 9 Alarm Fire with 19 fire departments from 4 counties and a box plus assignment (5 Engines, 1 Ladder, 1 Tanker, 1 Foam Engine, 2 Chiefs and 2 Hazmats) from the city of Charlotte responding.

The fire was an outside fire that grew out of control (as many experts warned could happen) and spread to a rubber plant (Universal Rubber Products) and burned the property, vehicles, trailers and building. Many of you saw the smoke this evening from across the lake.

Many Fire agencies warned about outside fires on Sunday (including us) but none of us fathomed that someone would have an outside fire that would eventually spread to a Rubber Plant like this. #ThinkBeforeYouBurn




Monday, February 2, 2015  At 2:15am Stations 1 and 2 were dispatched to a structure fire at 7929 Horseshoe Creek Drive (in the Stephens Grove neighborhood). As units responded, multiple 911 callers were reporting fire on the second floor of the home and the call was upgraded to a working house fire. Engine 2 arrived shortly thereafter to find heavy fire showing from a room over the garage. The 5 residents were found outside the home, reporting that one pet (a cat) missing. While Engine 2’s crew advanced an attack line into the house, additional arriving personnel along with 2 Huntersville Police Officers advanced 5” LHD approximately 300’ and secured a water supply. Ladder 2 arrived shortly thereafter and placed the aerial outside the window of the fire room. Crews inside made the stairs finding heavy fire in the room of origin, beginning to enter the hallway. Crews entered the room and quickly knocked the fire down as Engine 1 and Heavy Rescue 1 arrived on scene.  Engine 1 and Rescue 1 conducted a primary search of the residence, finding the cat in the master bedroom under a bed. The search team quickly removed the cat and attempted resuscitation in the yard with the assistance of MEDIC. Unfortunately the cat could not be resuscitated. Fortunately the fire was kept to the room of origin, which the residents reported was the ‘Media Room. The Mecklenburg County Fire Marshals Office is investigating the cause of the fire.

Huntersville crews remained on scene for some time as they conducted overhaul operations and assisted the Fire Marshal with investigation. All Huntersville units were clear of the scene by 6:10am.

Units on scene: Huntersville Engines 1, 2, Ladder 2, Heavy Rescue 1, MEDIC, Huntersville Police and Mecklenburg County Fire Marshals Office. 




Saturday, January 31, 2015  At 11:51pm Station 2 responded to Lincoln County, mutual aid, for a structure fire with explosion in the 7770 Block of Caswell Rd. Engine 2 arrived on scene, just behind East Lincoln Engine 33 to a working fire with heavy fire showing from the structure. Engine 2 supplied water to East Lincoln Engine 33 and assisted with suppression efforts as additional East Lincoln and Denver Fire crews arrived and went to work. Engine 2 remained on scene for an hour before returning to Huntersville. East Lincoln and Denver fire crews remained on scene for some time, conducting salvage and overhaul.

Units on scene: Huntersville Engine 2; East Lincoln Engines 33, 35 and 34 and Denver.   




Friday, January 30, 2015  At 4:35pm Huntersville Stations 1, 2 and Long Creek Fire were hit for a structure fire in the 9300 Block of Hambright Road. Numerous 911 callers were reporting a trailer home on fire. Engines 1, 22 and Long Creek Fire quickly checked in route. Off Duty Captain R Wilson arrived on scene first at 9320 Hambright Road to find a working fire, upgraded the assignment and assumed command. Huntersville Engine 1 arrived next and advanced an 1 ¾” attack line to the structure. Huntersville Engine 22 arrived, provided water to Engine 1 and advanced a second line off Engine 1 to the structure. Long Creek Fire arrived and conducted a primary of the structure. Very quick work by the responding crews to control the fire - everything worked out well and 50% of the home was saved.

The proximity of the home resulted in the closing of Hambright Road for some time. North Mecklenburg Rescue and MEDIC responded to the scene and provided medical standby; luckily no injuries were reported. It appears the fire began in the kitchen of the structure and was reported quickly by passersby. The Mecklenburg County Fire Marshals Office is investigating the cause. The home suffered considerable damage but crews were able to save approximately 50% of the home.

All crews cleared the scene by 6:30pm.

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