Posted on 26 October 2013.
A firefighter works on the Peninsula Cove Lane fire from a ladder early Saturday. (Cornelius Lemley Fire Department photo)
Firefighters from Cornelius and surrounding communities spent about 3 1/2 hours early Saturday putting out and investigating a fire on Peninsula Cove Lane, in the Peninsula neighborhood.
Firefighters were called to the large residence at 18512 Peninsula Cove Lane around 11:45pm, according to Cornelius Fire Chief Jim Barbee. The first units to arrive found a working fire on lower floors, with heavy smoke. An initial investigation found that the fire had spread into the attic.
A Huntersville Fire Department report said the house had “significant fire damage on an outside patio area, an upstairs office area and the attic, however the home was saved.” Firefighters didn’t clear the scene until around 5 am.
One firefighter was injured treated on the scene. It took a total of 25 firefighters to put out the blaze and ensure no hot spots. Read the full story
Posted in Cornelius, Fire calls, Huntersville, Lake Norman, Peninsula
Posted on 19 October 2013.
Firefighters investigated the blaze, which displaced a family on Torrence Crossing Drive. (Huntersville Fire Department photo)
HUNTERSVILLE – A fire in Huntersville’s Cedarfield neighborhood west of I-77 left a family homeless Saturday afternoon.
Several callers to 911 around 2:14pm reported fire and heavy smoke coming from the house at 9208 Torrence Crossing Drive. The homeowner had recently returned home when he heard a noise upstairs and went to investigate, and found fire in the attic.
Firefighters from stations 1 and 2 responded within 4 minutes, according to a department news release. When they arrived they found smoke coming from the eaves and immediately brought a hose inside the house. Once on the second floor, firefighters opened the attic access door where they were immediately met with heavy smoke and fire. Read the full story
Posted in Fire calls, Huntersville
Posted on 17 October 2013.
Cornelius firefighters checked on a gas leak off West Catawba Ave. Thursday afternoon. (James Sanders/CorneliusNews.net)
A utility crew laying cable accidentally cut a gas line off West Catawba Avenue, near Griffin Tire, on Thurdsay afternoon.
The incident happened during rush hour, and slowed but did not stopped traffic on West Catawba, reader James Sanders tells us. The gas leak was capped around 6pm.
Sanders said a utility crew running underground cable was in the area. Orange conduit was visible near the cut.
Cornelius firefighters reported that Piedmont Natural Gas also responded to help cap the leak.
Firefighters capped the leak around 6pm. (James Sanders/CorneliusNews.net)
Posted in Cornelius, Fire calls, West Catawba Avenue