Cornelius firefighters were dispatched to two inside gas leaks, a brush fire that endangered a house, and smoke from a home furnace over the past week. Details about those and other incidents, along with a tally of this week’s medical calls are below.
MONDAY, NOV. 19, 8:28pm, 12341 Bailey Rd. – Firefighters were dispatched to a call for a brush fire involving bushes and shrubs that was threatening a building. Firefighters responded rapidly and were able to control the fire before it affected the home.
FRIDAY, NOV. 23, 6:54pm, 19701 Bethel Church Rd., Cornelius – firefighters were dispatched to a call for a smell of gas in an apartment. Once on scene the source was determined to be coming from the third floor. After metering the apartment units, the source was determined to be a grill on the balcony that was left on after cleaning. The affected apartment was ventilated and deemed safe.
FRIDAY, NOV. 23, 11:07pm, 19216 Meridian St., Cornelius – Firefighters were dispatched to a smell of gas in a residence. Upon arrival, the home was metered for the source of the gas, and with the assistance of PSNC Energy the source was identified as a leaking stove gas valve in the kitchen. The gas was cut off to the stove by PSNC.
SUNDAY, NOV. 25, 5:20pm, 122 N. Old Statesville Rd., Huntersville – Cornelius and Huntersville firefighters were dispatched to a call for smoke in a residence. Upon arrival, Cornelius firefighters assisted Huntersville units in checking the building for any heat sources with a thermal imaging camera. The smoke was determined to be dust from a remodel project in the ductwork and the house was ventilated.
Medical Calls Nov. 18- 25
Cornelius-Lemley Fire Department responded to a number of medical calls from November 18-25. Patient privacy laws prohibit public release of addresses or other details.
Overdose – 2
Diabetic Problems – 1
Falls w/ injury – 6
Chest Pain – 1
Abdominal Pain – 1
Lifting Assistance – 2
Lacerations / Hemorrhages – 4
Psychiatric – 1
Assault – 3
Child locked in a vehicle -1
Unconscious Patient – 2
Breathing Problems – 2
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