Firefighters this week extinguished a crawl space fire at a Beaufain Street townhome. Also this week, crews extinguished a vehicle engine fire, and responded to an apartment alarm after a homeowner left food on the stove. Read below for details of these and other incidents.
CRAWL SPACE FIRE
On Tuesday night around 8 p.m., firefighters arrived at a 2-story town home on the 19200 block of Beaufain Street and found smoke coming from a crawl space. They extended a water line to extinguish the fire and also called Huntersville firefighters to assist with control and checking to see if the flames had spread.
The homeowner told fire officials that he had recently replaced the fan in the crawl space, and that the breaker had tripped multiple times shortly before he and his wife smelled smoke and called 911.
FIRE REPORTS MAY 18-25
FRIDAY, MAY 18, 6:45 p.m., 19000 block of Kanawha Dr. – Firefighters were dispatched for a vehicle fire. They found a 2000 Ford with a heavy fire coming from the engine, and stretched a hand line to extinguish the fire. After the fire was extinguished, firefighters made sure to contain any leaked fluids.
THURSDAY, MAY 24, 6:18 p.m., 19500 block of One Norman Blvd – Firefighters arrived at a 3-story apartment building and found no smoke or fire showing, but smelled smoke and heard the fire alarm sounding inside the apartment. The door was locked, and no one answered, so firefighters forced entry into the apartment. The source of the smoke was food that had been left on the stove. Crews then ventilated the apartment.
THURSDAY, MAY 24, 9:16 a.m., 20400 block of Middletown Road – Firefighters were called to respond to a gas leak. They found a gas street lamp that wasn’t lit, and cut off the gas to that lamp.
THURSDAY, MAY 24, 5:39 p.m. 20400 block of N. Main Street – Crews responded to a 2-vehicle wreck. A 13-yr-old boy was complaining of head pain, and crews assisted him while waiting for MEDIC. All others involved refused treatment.
FALSE ALARMS: Firefighters also responded to 16 calls that were either canceled while crews were en route or crews arrived to find nothing wrong.
MEDICAL CALLS: In addition to the fire calls, crews responded to 33 medical / EMS calls, including chest pains, a fall with injury, and difficulty breathing, among others. Patient privacy laws prohibit public release of addresses or other details of medical calls.