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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pictures from the scene.
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
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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
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
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
Click below for pictures
from the scene.
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