Updated Friday, 4:45 p.m.
Fire crews on Sunday extinguished a 20- by 30-foot brush fire off Bailey Road. Also this week, crews found a water leak had triggered a carbon monoxide alarm, and helped to ventilate a home after the owner left a stove burner on. Meanwhile, a planned training burn off Field Street in Cornelius Saturday for the Cornelius and Davidson fire departments has been postponed because of an air quality alert. Read below for details.
TRAINING BURN POSTPONED
Davidson and Cornelius firefighters had been planning to burn a vacant building off Field Street, near the Antiquity Cornelius neighborhood, all day Saturday. They issued an alert that smoke would be visible.
But late Friday, the state Department of Environmental & Natural Resources Division of Air Quality declared a code orange air quality alert for Saturday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. So firefighters said they’ve called off the burn.
BRUSH FIRE OFF BAILEY RD.
Around 9 p.m. Sunday firefighters responded to an outside brush fire, near Bailey Road at Bailey Commons. The fire had spread to about 20-feet by 30-feet.
According to the report, the fire was 1/4 mile from the nearest structure, and 200 yards from Bailey Road. There were no witnesses, and investigators found no visible ignition source.
Here’s a roundup of other fire calls this week:
FIRE REPORTS JUNE 1 – JUNE 8
FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 8:25 p.m., 10000 block of Switchyard Drive – Crews arrived to find the homeowner had left a stove burner on, and there was a smell of gas in the house. They checked the stove and helped to ventilate the house.
TUESDAY, JUNE 5, 7:52 p.m., 20600 block of Rio Oro Drive – Crews were dispatched to a carbon monoxide alarm, and found that a water heater in attic had leaked causing a short in the CO detector. Crews secured the power to home, the gas to water heater, and the water to house, and then assisted in water removal and salvage efforts.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6, 10:53 a.m., 19600 block of West Catawba Avenue – Crews responded to the scene of a car wreck and found a driver had hit the strike barrier and a handicapped sign. No injuries were reported.
FALSE ALARMS: Firefighters also responded to 11 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 20 medical / EMS calls, including a fall with injury, chest pains, a seizure, and trouble breathing, among others. Patient privacy laws prohibit public release of addresses or other details of medical calls.