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  1. <rss xmlns:a10="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" version="2.0"><channel><title>Daily Dispatch: North Carolina News</title><link>https://dailydispatch.com/</link><description>Daily Dispatch News - Daily News for America's Fire Service</description><image><url>https://www.dailydispatch.com/content/images/RSS_Logo.png</url><title>Daily Dispatch: North Carolina News</title><link>https://dailydispatch.com/</link></image><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/April/22/WinstonSalem.church.honors.police.fire.and.EM.Sin.first.responders.appreciation.day.service.aspx</link><title>Winston-Salem church honors police, fire and EMS in first responders appreciation day service</title><description>VIDEO: Plenty of folks in our community have a story about how they’ve been helped by a first responder.
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  3. On Sunday morning, a local church decided to give back to some hometown heroes. Joy was in the air at Ishi Pentecostal Temple in Winston-Salem, where the congregation held a special appreciation service for the city’s many first responders.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/22/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WXII-TV NBC 12 Winston-Salem</description><pubDate>Mon, 22 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/April/19/Crystal.Coast.Boots.N.Badges.raise.48300.for.boy.with.cancer.aspx</link><title>Crystal Coast Boots ‘N Badges raise $48,300 for boy with cancer</title><description>VIDEO: A non-profit group run by firefighters and police officers in one Eastern Carolina county says they raised a record amount of money for a toddler with cancer.
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  5. Crystal Coast Boots ‘N Badges raised $48,300 for Tucker Honeycutt’s family with two events last Saturday.
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  7. The group is made up of Morehead City Fire-EMS and Police employees and members of the Carteret County Sheriff’s Office.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/19/2024 11:23:00 PM - SOURCE: WITN-TV NBC 7 Greenville</description><pubDate>Fri, 19 Apr 2024 23:23:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/April/18/Firetruck.damaged.after.catching.fire.at.Concord.station.aspx</link><title>Firetruck damaged after catching fire at Concord station</title><description>PHOTO: A firetruck was damaged Thursday morning after it caught fire, officials said.
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  9. City officials said one of the trucks at Concord Fire Department’s Station 8 caught fire inside the building. Crews were awakened by the sound of fire alarms going off within the station around 4:18 a.m.
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  11. After finding the bay filled with heavy smoke, firefighters were able to get to their firefighting gear, remove the truck from the station, pull the hose lines and immediately begin fire suppression.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/18/2024 3:46:00 AM - SOURCE: WBTV CBS 3 Charlotte</description><pubDate>Thu, 18 Apr 2024 03:46:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/April/19/Fire.forces.11.people.out.of.home.in.Durham.aspx</link><title>Fire forces 11 people out of home in Durham</title><description>VIDEO: A fire forced nearly a dozen people out of their home Friday morning in Durham.
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  13. The Durham Fire Department was able to put out the fire at a home on Angier Avenue. Firefighters said when they arrived here just after midnight, the side of the home was engulfed in flames. There were 11 people inside the home, but all of them made it out okay.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/19/2024 10:52:10 AM - SOURCE: WRAL-TV CBS 5 Raleigh</description><pubDate>Fri, 19 Apr 2024 10:52:10 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/April/18/VIDEO.3.firefighters.hurt.after.mayday.called.during.north.Charlotte.house.fire.aspx</link><title>VIDEO: 3 firefighters hurt after ‘mayday’ called during north Charlotte house fire</title><description>Three firefighters were hurt in a house fire in north Charlotte early Thursday morning, the Charlotte Fire Department said.
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  15. The blaze was first reported around 2:45 a.m. on Grimes Street, which is just off North Graham Street. Firefighters said flames were showing from the house when they arrived, and shortly after their arrival, a second alarm was called to bring in more help to put out the fire.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/18/2024 1:20:00 AM - SOURCE: WBTV CBS 3 Charlotte</description><pubDate>Thu, 18 Apr 2024 01:20:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/April/17/2.adults.child.die.in.Lincolnton.house.fire.aspx</link><title>2 adults, child die in Lincolnton house fire</title><description>VIDEO: A house fire that broke out in Lincolnton early Wednesday morning turned deadly after firefighters discovered three victims, including a child.
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  17. Lincoln County E911 Communications said the call came in around 2:46 a.m. from Cloudburst Circle, just east of US-321. The caller said people were inside the home, and the North 321 Fire Department found heavy flames throughout.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/17/2024 2:45:03 PM - SOURCE: WCNC-TV NBC 36 Charlotte</description><pubDate>Wed, 17 Apr 2024 14:45:03 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/April/17/VIDEO.State.updating.fire.code.following.deadly.2023.SouthPark.fire.aspx</link><title>VIDEO: State updating fire code following deadly 2023 SouthPark fire</title><description>It was one of the darkest days in Charlotte’s history when a 5-alarm fire engulfed a SouthPark apartment complex under construction, trapping two workers inside. Ruben Holmes and Demonte Sherill lost their lives; the fire almost took more.
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  19. “We almost lost eight to 10 firefighters that day when they called for ‘Mayday’ when they got trapped,” said North Carolina State Fire Marshal Brian Taylor.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/17/2024 12:42:55 AM - SOURCE: WNCT-TV CBS/CW+ 9 Greenville</description><pubDate>Wed, 17 Apr 2024 00:42:55 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/April/17/Update.Fayetteville.firefighter.who.died.from.cancer.ruled.as.lineofduty.death.aspx</link><title>Update: Fayetteville firefighter who died from cancer ruled as line-of-duty death</title><description>A Fayetteville firefighter who died from cancer has been ruled as a death in the line of duty, officials said Tuesday.
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  21. According to a news release from the Fayetteville Fire Department, the North Carolina Industrial Commission ruled Battalion Chief John Bowen’s death as a line-of-duty death on Jan. 27.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/17/2024 1:59:37 PM - SOURCE: WGHP-TV FOX 8 Greensboro</description><pubDate>Wed, 17 Apr 2024 13:59:37 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/April/16/Franklinville.home.cars.a.total.loss.after.huge.fire.officials.say.aspx</link><title>Franklinville home, cars a total loss after huge fire, officials say</title><description>PHOTOS: A home that was covered in flames after an overnight fire is a total loss, according to fire officials.
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  23. The fire also claimed the lives of the family's pets.
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  25. Firefighters were called to the home on Young Road off Grantville Lane about a fire around 3:38 a.m. When they arrived, they found a two-story home drowning in a blaze.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/16/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFMY-TV CBS 2 Greensboro</description><pubDate>Tue, 16 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/April/15/Man.charged.with.attempted.murder.arson.of.family.home.in.Lillington.sheriffs.office.says.aspx</link><title>Man charged with attempted murder, arson of family home in Lillington, sheriff’s office says</title><description>The Harnett County Sheriff’s Office has charged a man after a home belonging to his family was set on fire over the weekend.
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  27. Around 11:19 p.m. on Saturday, deputies said they responded to the house fire in the 3700 block of South River Road.
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  30. Investigators with the sheriff’s office determined that Aaron Jovon Robinson, 36 of New York, had “set the fire in the home by using lighter fluid” while other family members were in bed.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/15/2024 8:23:29 PM - SOURCE: WNCN-TV CBS 17 Goldsboro</description><pubDate>Mon, 15 Apr 2024 20:23:29 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/April/15/Massive.fire.guts.Fayetteville.home.200000.in.damage.from.blaze.aspx</link><title>Massive fire guts Fayetteville home; $200,000 in damage from blaze</title><description>PHOTOS: A Fayetteville home sustained $200,000 in damage when a fire swept through the house Sunday afternoon, officials said.
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  32. The blaze was reported just before 2:45 p.m. at 3481 Thorndike Drive in north Fayetteville off Rosehill Road north of Country Club Drive.
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  34. “The first arriving unit reported heavy fire, heavy smoke showing,” according to a news release from the Fayetteville Fire Department.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/15/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WGHP-TV FOX 8 High Point</description><pubDate>Mon, 15 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/April/14/First.responders.compete.in.the.Battle.of.the.Badges.softball.tournament.in.Holly.Springs.aspx</link><title>First responders compete in the 'Battle of the Badges' softball tournament in Holly Springs</title><description>VIDEO: First responders from all over the Triangle spent the weekend on the diamond for a good cause.
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  36. Nearly a dozen police, fire and EMS departments competed in the “Battle of the Badges” softball tournament at Ting Park in Holly Springs.
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  38. The groups set a goal of raising $10,000 for the North Carolina nonprofit “Shields and Stripes,” which connects first responders to in-person and remote mental health services.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/14/2024 5:43:27 PM - SOURCE: WNCN-TV CBS 17 Goldsboro</description><pubDate>Sun, 14 Apr 2024 17:43:27 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/April/10/New.Raleigh.fire.truck.helps.fight.fires.the.cancercausing.chemicals.they.cause.aspx</link><title>New Raleigh fire truck helps fight fires, the cancer-causing chemicals they cause</title><description>VIDEO: Raleigh firefighters are adding a new truck to their fleet to help protect them from cancer-causing soot that can cling to skin and gear.
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  40. Rehab 12 has several features to help protect firefighters, including a handwashing station. Battalion Chief Keith Wilder said it is ready to use as soon as an emergency arises.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/10/2024 11:05:18 PM - SOURCE: WRAL-TV NBC 5 Raleigh</description><pubDate>Wed, 10 Apr 2024 23:05:18 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/April/12/No.injuries.after.3alarm.fire.in.southwest.Charlotte.officials.said.aspx</link><title>No injuries after 3-alarm fire in southwest Charlotte, officials said</title><description>VIDEO: It took dozens of firefighters nearly an hour to get a three-alarm fire in southwest Charlotte under control, officials said.
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  42. The fire started around 5:30 a.m. at SouthenEastern Corrugated, a manufacturer and distributor of industrial packaging. Multiple Charlotte Fire units responded to the fire.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/12/2024 12:32:26 PM - SOURCE: WCNC-TV NBC 36 Charlotte</description><pubDate>Fri, 12 Apr 2024 12:32:26 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/April/11/Volunteer.fire.departments.getting.grant.relief.from.Dominion.Energy.aspx</link><title>Volunteer fire departments getting grant relief from Dominion Energy</title><description>Volunteer fire departments across the state are getting some much-needed assistance.
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  44. A $25,000 grant from Dominion Energy has been made available to volunteer fire departments across the northeastern counties of North Carolina. Volunteer fire departments can get some help from their counties, but the $25,000 grant from Dominion Energy helps ease the strain of some of those repeated costs.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/11/2024 11:54:07 PM - SOURCE: WNCT-TV CBS/CW+ 9 Greenville</description><pubDate>Thu, 11 Apr 2024 23:54:07 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/April/11/Firefighterss.battle.fire.in.Raleigh.townhouse.complex.aspx</link><title>Firefighterss battle fire in Raleigh townhouse complex</title><description>VIDEO: Crews battled a fire at a townhouse early Thursday morning.
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  46. Firefighters were called to a home on Sustainable Way, not far from Poole Road in Raleigh, around 1:30 a.m. The wood outside the home was heavily burnt, with some of the damage spreading to the complex next door.
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  48. No one was injured, and the fire was contained to the outside of the structure.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/11/2024 11:56:26 AM - SOURCE: WRAL-TV NBC 5 Raleigh</description><pubDate>Thu, 11 Apr 2024 11:56:26 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/April/11/Davidson.County.Fire.Marshals.team.welcomes.K9.Boone.aspx</link><title>Davidson County Fire Marshal’s team welcomes K-9 Boone</title><description>VIDEO: After a fire, you will likely see fire investigators at the scene, but in Davidson County, that team has a new employee to help them figure out the cause of fires.
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  50. K-9 Boone is the newest member of the fire marshal’s team and has already made an impact on the community.
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  52. A year ago, they started the process to find the right fit.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/11/2024 12:51:36 AM - SOURCE: WGHP-TV FOX 8 High Point</description><pubDate>Thu, 11 Apr 2024 00:51:36 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/April/10/Durham.firefighter.shares.photos.of.seconddegree.burns.charred.equipment.aspx</link><title>Durham firefighter shares photos of second-degree burns, charred equipment</title><description>VIDEO/PHOTOS: A Durham firefighter who suffered serious burns on Friday while battling a large blaze said he has been told by multiple people they can't believe he is alive.
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  54. According to the Durham Fire Department, two firefighters were injured around 4 p.m. Friday while battling a house fire on South Bend Drive.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/10/2024 7:50:00 PM - SOURCE: WRAL-TV NBC 5 Raleigh</description><pubDate>Wed, 10 Apr 2024 19:50:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/April/09/Tanker.crash.and.fire.kills.man.closes.highway.in.Johnston.County.aspx</link><title>Tanker crash and fire kills man, closes highway in Johnston County</title><description>VIDEO: A man is dead after a tanker truck crashed and caught fire on N.C. Highway 39 in Johnston County Tuesday.
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  56. According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, the crash happened on N.C. 39 near Meadowbrook Lane. Sky 5 flew over the scene. The truck appeared to have caught on fire at some point after crashing into a sedan on the highway.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/9/2024 11:57:00 PM - SOURCE: WRAL-TV NBC 5 Raleigh</description><pubDate>Tue, 09 Apr 2024 23:57:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/April/09/Former.fire.marshal.and.one.of.the.first.Black.firefighters.in.Durham.dies.aspx</link><title>Former fire marshal and one of the first Black firefighters in Durham dies</title><description>The Durham Fire Department on Tuesday is mourning the loss of one of the city’s first Black firefighters.
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  58. According to the fire department, 88-year-old George King passed away on Sunday. King was one of the two surviving members of the “Original Ten,” the first African-American firefighters hired by the city in 1958.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/9/2024 11:37:35 PM - SOURCE: WRAL-TV NBC 5 Raleigh</description><pubDate>Tue, 09 Apr 2024 23:37:35 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/April/09/Wilmington.Fire.Department.firefighter.loses.home.and.dog.to.house.fire.aspx</link><title>Wilmington Fire Department firefighter loses home and dog to house fire</title><description>VIDEO: The Wilmington Professional Firefighters Association is aiding one of its own who lost his home in a fire.
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  60. According to the Association, John Collins and his family were on vacation when their home on Okeechobee Rd. near Veteran’s Park caught fire early Friday morning. In addition to losing their home, the family of four also lost their dog in the fire.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/9/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WWAY-TV ABC/CBS/CW+ 3 Wilmington</description><pubDate>Tue, 09 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/April/09/Fire.burns.down.townhome.in.Cary.aspx</link><title>Fire burns down townhome in Cary</title><description>VIDEO: A family is recovering after a fire burned down their townhome on Monday in Cary.
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  62. According to a spokesperson for the town, the fire department received the call around 5:38 p.m. on Monday of a structure fire at a home on Davenbury Way. No one was injured, and no other homes on the block were damaged.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/9/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WRAL-TV NBC 5 Raleigh</description><pubDate>Tue, 09 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/April/06/He.always.put.others.before.himself.Denton.Fire.Department.remembers.Cpt.Ronnie.Metcalf.aspx</link><title>‘He always put others before himself’: Denton Fire Department remembers Cpt. Ronnie Metcalf</title><description>Less than 30 minutes from Lexington Fire Station 3, another jacket of Cpt. Ronnie Metcalf’s hangs outside the Denton Fire Department.
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  64. According to the department, Metcalf worked at Denton Fire Department for nearly 20 years, from 1992-2011. He recently rejoined the department with his son as a training officer.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/6/2024 3:19:00 AM - SOURCE: WXII-TV NBC 12 Winston-Salem</description><pubDate>Sat, 06 Apr 2024 03:19:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/April/07/Fire.damages.Waffle.House.in.Raleigh.aspx</link><title>Fire damages Waffle House in Raleigh</title><description>A Waffle House restaurant in Raleigh was evacuated after the roof caught fire early Sunday morning, firefighters said.
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  66. The blaze was reported just after 1:20 a.m. at the Waffle House at 3909 Hillsborough St., according to the Raleigh Professional Fire Fighters Association.
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  69. When fire crews arrived they learned everyone had been evacuated from the restaurant, which is about two blocks from the N.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/7/2024 10:47:48 PM - SOURCE: WGHP-TV FOX 8 High Point</description><pubDate>Sun, 07 Apr 2024 22:47:48 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/April/07/Officials.2.displaced.1.hurt.after.fire.in.Fayetteville.aspx</link><title>Officials: 2 displaced, 1 hurt after fire in Fayetteville</title><description>Two people are displaced and one person is hurt after a fire in Fayetteville Sunday morning, according to officials.
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  71. On Sunday at 2:45 a.m., Fayetteville firefighters responded to a fire in the 900 block of Fleetwood Drive near Rochester Drive. After arriving, they saw a fire showing from a single-story home.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/7/2024 12:20:15 PM - SOURCE: WNCN-TV CBS 17 Raleigh</description><pubDate>Sun, 07 Apr 2024 12:20:15 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/April/05/VIDEO.New.Hanover.County.family.loses.dog.in.house.fire.aspx</link><title>VIDEO: New Hanover County family loses dog in house fire</title><description>A New Hanover County family lost their dog in an early morning house fire near Ashley High School, according to NHC Fire Rescue.
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  73. Per NHCFR, crews responded to the home on Okeechobee Road at around 12:45 a.m. Friday, April 5.
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  75. “There was only one individual home at the time of the fire who sustained no injuries, the other members of the family were out of town.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/5/2024 6:23:00 AM - SOURCE: WECT-TV NBC 6 Wilmington</description><pubDate>Fri, 05 Apr 2024 06:23:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/April/04/Leland.Fire.District.receives.improved.rating.from.Office.of.State.Fire.Marshal.aspx</link><title>Leland Fire District receives improved rating from Office of State Fire Marshal</title><description>The Town of Leland announced Thursday that the Leland Fire District has been rated class 2 by the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
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  77. The district was previously class 4, and the improved rating will take effect on July 1, lowering insurance rates and reflecting better community protection.
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  79. The Leland Fire District is now in the top 8 percent of fire districts in the state.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/4/2024 12:59:00 PM - SOURCE: WECT-TV NBC 6 Wilmington</description><pubDate>Thu, 04 Apr 2024 12:59:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/April/05/There.were.40foot.flames.neighbor.says.of.house.fire.in.Asheville.aspx</link><title>'There were 40-foot flames,' neighbor says of house fire in Asheville</title><description>VIDEO/PHOTOS: An Asheville man described the moment he saw flames tearing through his neighbor’s home Thursday morning. “I walked out the back door, looked up there and there were 40-foot flames going up in the air,” said Perry Chandler, who lives next to the home.
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  81. Firefighters said one person was home when it broke out.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/5/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLOS-TV ABC 13 Asheville</description><pubDate>Fri, 05 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/April/04/Firefighters.4.dogs.rescued.nobody.hurt.after.large.house.fire.in.Matthews.aspx</link><title>Firefighters: 4 dogs rescued, nobody hurt after large house fire in Matthews</title><description>VIDEO: Firefighters battled a large house fire in Matthews on Thursday morning.
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  83. The Charlotte Fire Department said the blaze broke out on Old House Circle, off of Margaret Wallace Road, shortly after 4 a.m. Firefighters said heavy fire was showing from the house when they arrived. They were able to control the blaze in 22 minutes.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/4/2024 5:23:00 AM - SOURCE: WECT-TV NBC 6 Wilmington</description><pubDate>Thu, 04 Apr 2024 05:23:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/April/04/Firefighters.battle.car.fire.in.WinstonSalem.parking.lot.aspx</link><title>Firefighters battle car fire in Winston-Salem parking lot</title><description>VIDEO: Firefighters are battling a car fire in the parking lot of  3333 Brookview Hills Blvd in Winston-Salem, according to the Winston-Salem Fire Department.
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  85. The cause of the fire is still being investigated.
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  87. Luckily, no one has been injured. &lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/4/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFMY-TV CBS 2 Greensboro</description><pubDate>Thu, 04 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/April/03/Update.Two.victims.who.died.in.Duplin.County.house.fire.identified.aspx</link><title>Update: Two victims who died in Duplin County house fire identified</title><description>Two people were killed in a house fire that happened early Wednesday.
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  89. Duplin County Emergency Management Coordinator Brian Matthis said in a media release that the fire broke out at a home on South NC Hwy. 41, near Powell Page Road, in Wallace shortly after 5 a.m. Crews from Harrells Fire Department, Wallace Fire Department, Teachey Fire Department, Rose Hill Fire Department, Penderlea Fire Department and Duplin County EMS responded.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/3/2024 12:10:31 PM - SOURCE: WNCT-TV CBS/CW+ 9 Greenville</description><pubDate>Wed, 03 Apr 2024 12:10:31 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/April/03/Two.people.killed.in.house.fire.in.Duplin.County.aspx</link><title>Two people killed in house fire in Duplin County</title><description>Two people were killed in a house fire Wednesday morning in Duplin County.
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  91. Around 5 a.m., several emergency crews responded to a house fire on South N.C. Highway 41 near Alderman Road near the Duplin/Sampson County line. When crews arrived, the home was engulfed in flames and the roof had collapsed.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/3/2024 3:51:09 PM - SOURCE: WRAL-TV NBC 5 Raleigh</description><pubDate>Wed, 03 Apr 2024 15:51:09 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/April/02/Morganton.Hires.First.Female.Firefighter.Since.2017.aspx</link><title>Morganton Hires First Female Firefighter Since 2017</title><description>PHOTOS: Heaven Henning, 19, knew at a very young age that she wanted her life to be about serving others. Through encouragement she received from several role models, she quickly found herself drawn toward the fire service.
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  93. Henning has recently joined the ranks at Morganton Public Safety as the first full-time, female firefighter since 2017.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/2/2024 4:25:14 PM - SOURCE: WCCB-TV CW 18 Charlotte</description><pubDate>Tue, 02 Apr 2024 16:25:14 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/April/03/Big.things.coming.soon.to.Morehead.City.Fire.Department.aspx</link><title>Big things coming soon to Morehead City Fire Department</title><description>Officials with the Morehead City Fire Department says they have some big projects ahead.
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  95. The groundbreaking for the new Station 3 is set to happen in the next six months. The fire department is getting $2 million from the North Carolina legislature to help with the project.
  96. The department is also getting a new ladder truck and two new pumper trucks.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/3/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WNCT-TV CBS 9 Greenville</description><pubDate>Wed, 03 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/April/02/Community.members.gather.to.honor.fallen.Lexington.firefighter.aspx</link><title>Community members gather to honor fallen Lexington firefighter</title><description>VIDEO: It was an emotional day for the Piedmont Triad as the body of Capt. Ronnie Metcalf traveled from Winston-Salem to Thomasville. Monday's procession began at Atrium Wake Forest Baptist Hospital, where Metcalf died from his injuries Friday.
  97.  
  98. The procession traveled down US 52 as firefighters and law enforcement paused to salute the fallen hero.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/2/2024 5:28:00 AM - SOURCE: WXII-TV NBC/CW 12 Winston-Salem</description><pubDate>Tue, 02 Apr 2024 05:28:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/April/02/Man.reunites.with.Wilkes.County.first.responders.who.saved.his.life.aspx</link><title>Man reunites with Wilkes County first responders who saved his life</title><description>VIDEO: A heartfelt reunion in Wilkes County.
  99.  
  100. A gunshot victim met the first responders who saved his life almost a year ago.
  101.  
  102. July 13, 2023, was when Michael Smith said he was sitting at a park when, all of a sudden, he was shot in the leg.
  103.  
  104. "I actually met with my ex at the park, and that's the last thing I remember," said Michael Smith.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/2/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WFMY-TV CBS 2 Greensboro</description><pubDate>Tue, 02 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/April/01/2.charged.in.connection.to.house.fire.that.killed.Lexington.Fire.Captain.Ronnie.Metcalf.aspx</link><title>2 charged in connection to house fire that killed Lexington Fire Captain Ronnie Metcalf</title><description>Two people have been charged in the fire that killed Lexington Fire Captain Ronnie Metcalf, according to the Lexington Police Department.
  105.  
  106. Just after midnight on Tuesday, the Lexington Fire Department responded to a house fire on West 5th Street. When they arrived, they could see fire and smoke at the back of the house, and firefighters went inside to work on extinguishing the fire.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 4/1/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WGHP-TV FOX 8 High Point</description><pubDate>Mon, 01 Apr 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/29/Triad.female.firefighter.from.Greensboro.Fire.Department.blazes.trail.for.younger.generations.aspx</link><title>Triad female firefighter from Greensboro Fire Department blazes trail for younger generations</title><description>VIDEO: A Triad firefighter is standing out in what's traditionally a male-dominated field.
  107.  
  108. She's saving lives and lighting the way for future generations.
  109.  
  110. Captain Wendy Cheek will retire in January after 30 years with the Greensboro Fire Department.
  111.  
  112. While many things have changed since her start in 1995, her hope remains the same that her work inspires the next generation.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/29/2024 2:52:13 PM - SOURCE: WFMY-TV CBS 2 Greensboro</description><pubDate>Fri, 29 Mar 2024 14:52:13 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/29/40.years.later.Remembering.one.of.the.deadliest.days.of.tornadoes.in.Pitt.County.aspx</link><title>40 years later: Remembering one of the deadliest days of tornadoes in Pitt County</title><description>To some, March 28 might be a normal day. But to others, it’s the memory of something tragic.
  113.  
  114. On March 28, 1984, an F-4 tornado touched down in Pitt County. Lyman Hardee, a retired fire chief of Eastern Pines, remembers it all too well, saying it’s one of those days he will never forget.
  115.  
  116. “Every Wednesday night we had we play bingo to raise money for the fire department.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/29/2024 1:06:52 PM - SOURCE: WNCN-TV CBS 17 Goldsboro</description><pubDate>Fri, 29 Mar 2024 13:06:52 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/28/Fire.out.at.Lenoir.County.grain.bin.aspx</link><title>Fire out at Lenoir County grain bin</title><description>VIDEO: Multiple fire departments in Lenoir County battled a grain bin fire Thursday.
  117.  
  118. Lenoir County Emergency Services says the fire was on Live Oak Hog County Road at Davis Mill Road in Deep Run. Records show J.C. Howard Grain Company is at that location.
  119.  
  120. Lenoir County Fire Marshal Jacob Turner says a worker at J.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/28/2024 11:14:00 PM - SOURCE: WITN-TV NBC/MyNetworkTV 7 Washington</description><pubDate>Thu, 28 Mar 2024 23:14:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/28/New.Raleigh.72M.fire.station.in.the.works.amid.citys.growth.downtown.development.aspx</link><title>New Raleigh $72M fire station in the works amid city's growth, downtown development</title><description>VIDEO: Raleigh's oldest fire station is relocating from this small, two-story brick building on a busy South Dawson Street downtown. Station No. 1 is right around the corner from the fire department's headquarters.
  121.  
  122. The plan is to combine them into a new, state-of-the-art building about a mile away. This short move is intended to bolster long-term safety downtown.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/28/2024 11:07:22 PM - SOURCE: WRAL-TV CBS 5 Raleigh</description><pubDate>Thu, 28 Mar 2024 23:07:22 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/28/Airplane.at.CharlotteDouglas.International.Airport.evacuated.after.odor.detected.1.taken.to.hospital.aspx</link><title>Airplane at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport evacuated after odor detected; 1 taken to hospital</title><description>Passengers were evacuated from an airplane at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport on Wednesday night after a strong odor was detected, officials confirmed.
  123.  
  124. A Frontier Airlines spokesperson said Flight 1759 was evacuated out of precaution, and that there was no visible sign of smoke or fire within the airplane.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/28/2024 2:14:00 PM - SOURCE: WITN-TV NBC/MyNetworkTV 7 Washington</description><pubDate>Thu, 28 Mar 2024 14:14:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/28/Officials.Man.arrested.after.using.garden.hose.at.deadly.Morganton.fire.never.worked.for.fire.department.aspx</link><title>Officials: Man arrested after using garden hose at deadly Morganton fire never worked for fire department</title><description>VIDEO: Officials in Morganton said a man pretending to be a firefighter refused to stop trying to put out a deadly fire, so they had to arrest him.
  125.  
  126. When firefighters controlled the flames at the duplex on Morehead Street in Morganton, they found the body of the woman who lives at the home inside early Wednesday morning.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/28/2024 2:22:19 PM - SOURCE: WNCN-TV CBS 17 Goldsboro</description><pubDate>Thu, 28 Mar 2024 14:22:19 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/28/West.Carteret.Fire.and.EM.Sreunites.missing.elderly.South.Carolina.man.with.his.family.aspx</link><title>West Carteret Fire and EMS reunites missing elderly South Carolina man with his family</title><description>VIDEO: It’s a story that began with serious concern but ended up being a heartwarming moment as a fire department in the east went beyond the call of duty to help a missing elderly South Carolina man.
  127.  
  128. When Captain Dustin Clapp and the West Carteret Fire and EMS crew responded to a single-vehicle wreck around 9 p.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/28/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WITN-TV NBC 7 Greenville</description><pubDate>Thu, 28 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/27/Myrtle.Beach.firefighters.find.newborn.kittens.at.station.aspx</link><title>Myrtle Beach firefighters find newborn kittens at station</title><description>PHOTOS: A Myrtle Beach fire station made an adorable discovery while doing a routine check early Tuesday morning.
  129.  
  130. Station 3 was doing a routine equipment check when they found the four newborn kittens cuddled up in the hose bed of Engine 3. The kittens were in great hands and were moved to the local animal shelter where they would receive the care that they needed.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/27/2024 2:07:09 PM - SOURCE: WRAL-TV CBS 5 Raleigh</description><pubDate>Wed, 27 Mar 2024 14:07:09 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/26/High.Point.Names.New.Interim.Fire.Chief.aspx</link><title>High Point Names New Interim Fire Chief</title><description>At the end of the month, the city of High Point will have a new top dog when it comes to fighting fires in the city.
  131.  
  132. City Manager Tasha Logan Ford announced on Monday, March 25, that Deputy Chief Brian Evans has been appointed as the interim fire chief, effective March 30.
  133.  
  134. Ford said Evans’ knowledge and extensive experience led to his selection.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/26/2024 4:07:43 PM - SOURCE: Rhino Times</description><pubDate>Tue, 26 Mar 2024 16:07:43 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/27/Lexington.fire.captain.facing.lifethreatening.injuries.after.house.fire.aspx</link><title>Lexington fire captain facing life-threatening injuries after house fire</title><description>A Lexington fire captain has severe burns after responding to a house fire.
  135.  
  136. Captain Ronnie Metcalf was among the firefighters battling the blaze in the 300 block of West Fifth Street when he became trapped inside the burning home on Tuesday morning, according to Lexington Fire Chief Paul Jarrett.
  137.  
  138. “He responded along with his crew … They had a job to do … They pulled the lines and went in to fight the fire,” Jarrett said.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/27/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WGHP-TV FOX 8 High Point</description><pubDate>Wed, 27 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/26/One.dead.two.displaced.after.Pender.County.house.fire.aspx</link><title>One dead, two displaced after Pender County house fire</title><description>Fire crews responded to the scene of a structure fire on Willard Road near Doctors Creek Road and Bay Road Tuesday, March 26, just before 8:40 p.m., according to the Pender County Fire Marshal.
  139.  
  140. According to the Fire Marshal Amy Burton, the home, located in the 4000 block of Willard Road, has been ruled a total loss and three people were there when the fire started.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/26/2024 10:07:00 PM - SOURCE: WECT-TV NBC 6 Wilmington</description><pubDate>Tue, 26 Mar 2024 22:07:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/27/Eastern.North.Carolina.first.responders.detail.training.for.bridge.emergencies.aspx</link><title>Eastern North Carolina first responders detail training for bridge emergencies</title><description>VIDEO: Following the catastrophic bridge collapse in Baltimore, we wanted to learn more about what training goes into preparing for bridge emergencies here in the east.
  141.  
  142. It’s training done for something that the Atlantic Beach Fire Department Deputy Chief Casey Arthur said he hopes never happens.
  143.  
  144. “We train on those types of things all the time,” Arthur said.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/27/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WITN-TV NBC 7 Washington</description><pubDate>Wed, 27 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/26/Fire.engulfs.twostory.cabin.in.Cabarrus.County.aspx</link><title>Fire engulfs two-story cabin in Cabarrus County</title><description>PHOTOS: A two-story cabin was fully enveloped in flames early Monday morning, according to the Mt. Pleasant Fire Department (MPFD).
  145.  
  146. Firefighters say they were called to an “outbuilding fire” around 3:30 a.m. on March 25 off Mt. Pleasant Road West and near Mt. Pleasant. Crews arrived to find a fully involved fire at a cabin behind a house.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/26/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJZY-TV FOX 46 Charlotte</description><pubDate>Tue, 26 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/26/Family.of.4.displaced.after.lithium.battery.sparks.Raleigh.house.fire.aspx</link><title>Family of 4 displaced after lithium battery sparks Raleigh house fire</title><description>A family of four was displaced from their Raleigh home after a fire caused by a malfunctioning lithium battery Sunday afternoon, officials said.
  147.  
  148. The blaze was reported around 12:10 p.m. at 539 Guilford Circle in the Five Points area between Anderson Drive and East Whitaker Mill Road.
  149.  
  150. According to Raleigh Fire Battalion Chief Robert Hodge, the fire at the home was still active but was under control by 12:35 p.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/26/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WNCN-TV CBS 17 Goldsboro</description><pubDate>Tue, 26 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/25/Crews.respond.to.house.fire.in.North.Topsail.Beach.aspx</link><title>Crews respond to house fire in North Topsail Beach</title><description>PHOTOS: Crews responded to a house fire in North Topsail Beach Saturday morning, March 23, according to the Town of Surf City and North Topsail Beach fire departments.
  151.  
  152. “The guys on shift have been busy lately. With two different structure fires, one in Holly Ridge and the other one in North Topsail,” the Town of Surf City Fire Department states on Facebook.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/25/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WECT-TV NBC 6 Wilmington</description><pubDate>Mon, 25 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/23/Several.crews.battle.house.fire.1.entrapment.Surry.County.EM.Ssays.aspx</link><title>Several crews battle house fire; 1 entrapment, Surry County EMS says</title><description>Crews with the State Road Volunteer Fire Department said they worked to put out an early morning structure fire in Surry County.
  153.  
  154. Officials said the fire happened around 4:40 a.m. on the 100 block of Elk Acres Lane. Surry County EMS said they were also called to the location after reports of the "fire with entrapment.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/23/2024 9:55:00 PM - SOURCE: WXII-TV NBC 12 Winston-Salem</description><pubDate>Sat, 23 Mar 2024 21:55:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/24/At.least.17.people.displaced.after.tree.falls.into.Greensboro.apartment.complex.aspx</link><title>At least 17 people displaced after tree falls into Greensboro apartment complex</title><description>PHOTOS: At least 17 people are displaced after a tree reportedly fell into a Greensboro apartment building on Saturday, March 23, according to the American Red Cross and the Greensboro Fire Department.
  155.  
  156. The Greensboro Fire Department received a call about the entrapment at the Amber Ridge Apartments around 9:59 a.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/24/2024 1:43:36 PM - SOURCE: WFMY-TV CBS 2 Greensboro</description><pubDate>Sun, 24 Mar 2024 13:43:36 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/25/Several.fire.officials.rescue.trapped.man.in.Forsyth.County.aspx</link><title>Several fire officials rescue trapped man in Forsyth County</title><description>PHOTO: A man is rescued after he was trapped in a trench, according to officials with the Walkertown Fire Department.
  157.  
  158. Officials said they were called to Rangecrest Road around 2 p.m. on Sunday. Crews said a man was performing work on a water utility line in a muddy trench, when he became entrapped by the mud.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/25/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WXII-TV NBC 12 Winston-Salem</description><pubDate>Mon, 25 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/20/FuquayVarina.to.open.new.fire.station.to.help.reduce.call.times.aspx</link><title>Fuquay-Varina to open new fire station to help reduce call times</title><description>The Fuquay-Varina Fire Department is putting the finishing touches on its new fire station serving people on the north and west end of town.
  159.  
  160. Firefighters will start taking calls out of the new station in a couple of weeks. The facility includes a wellness room for blood pressure checks and giving out smoke detectors, a department history room and a decontamination building where firefighters will go immediately after a call to clean the fire engines and change their clothing, with the goal of not bringing carcinogens into their dorms or their homes.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/20/2024 5:30:25 PM - SOURCE: WNCN-TV CBS 17 Goldsboro</description><pubDate>Wed, 20 Mar 2024 17:30:25 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/22/Pinehurst.Firefighters.Train.in.Martial.Arts.aspx</link><title>Pinehurst Firefighters Train in Martial Arts</title><description>The Pinehurst Fire Department has a new training initiative aimed at enhancing firefighter and civilian safety: Jiu Jitsu.
  161.  
  162. Partnering with Joe Dulmage of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Pineland and Sandhills Community College’s continuing education program, department members are working on learning the 36 fundamental skills incorporated in the Gracie Combatives Program.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/22/2024 9:59:00 AM - SOURCE: Southern Pines Pilot - Metered Site</description><pubDate>Fri, 22 Mar 2024 09:59:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/21/Land.clearing.equipment.in.Gastonia.County.becomes.engulfed.in.flames.aspx</link><title>Land clearing equipment in Gastonia County becomes engulfed in flames</title><description>PHOTOS: A land clearing vehicle caught fire on Wednesday, according to the New Hope Fire Department (NHVFD) and the Gaston County Office of Emergency Management and Fire Services (GCOEMFS).
  163.  
  164. Officials say the fire happened in a wooded area near Valleydale Drive and Fallingwood Circle just before 2:30 p.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/21/2024 2:31:19 PM - SOURCE: WNCN-TV CBS 17 Goldsboro</description><pubDate>Thu, 21 Mar 2024 14:31:19 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/20/Firefighters.contain.50.acres.following.fire.at.Belews.Creek.Steam.Station.in.Stokes.County.aspx</link><title>Firefighters contain 50 acres following fire at Belews Creek Steam Station in Stokes County</title><description>VIDEO: Duke Energy said firefighters are currently working to find out what caused a fire at Belews Creek Steam Station. The Belews Creek Fire Department said they responded to the fire on Pine Hall Road around 2:30 p.m.
  165.  
  166. Both Duke Energy and fire officials confirm the fire started in a warehouse that holds electrical equipment.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/20/2024 11:41:00 PM - SOURCE: WXII-TV NBC 12 Winston-Salem</description><pubDate>Wed, 20 Mar 2024 23:41:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/20/Durham.officer.firefighter.injured.after.fatal.Southpoint.Mall.pond.incident.police.say.aspx</link><title>Durham officer, firefighter injured after fatal Southpoint Mall pond incident, police say</title><description>VIDEO: A Durham police officer and a firefighter were taken to a hospital after they were injured during an attempted water rescue late Tuesday afternoon near The Streets at Southpoint Mall, officials said.
  167.  
  168. Durham police responded just after 5:50 p.m. to a report of a crash involving a car on the 6900 block of Fayetteville Road, which is just south of the Interstate 40 interchange.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/20/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WNCT-TV CBS 9 Greenville</description><pubDate>Wed, 20 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/20/Burlington.Fire.Department.puts.out.Maple.Avenue.house.fire.aspx</link><title>Burlington Fire Department puts out Maple Avenue house fire</title><description>Around 3:50 Tuesday afternoon, the Burlington Fire Department was called to a home fire at 612 Maple Avenue.
  169.  
  170. After arriving on scene, firefighters say they observed light smoke at the front door.
  171.  
  172. A person was also reportedly trapped upstairs, this victim was recovered by responders. Firefighters had the flames managed in less than five minutes.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/20/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WXLV-TV ABC 45 Winston-Salem</description><pubDate>Wed, 20 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/19/Fire.heavily.damages.Lenoir.County.home.aspx</link><title>Fire heavily damages Lenoir County home</title><description>An investigation is underway to determine what caused a Lenoir County home to go up in flames Monday afternoon.
  173.  
  174. Shortly after 3:00 p.m., Lenoir County crews responded to a double-wide mobile home on fire on Tony’s Lane in Seven Springs.
  175.  
  176. Firefighters from Deep Run, Sandy Bottom and Albertson fire departments responded and found heavy smoke and flames visible.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/19/2024 2:05:00 AM - SOURCE: WITN-TV NBC/MyNetworkTV 7 Washington</description><pubDate>Tue, 19 Mar 2024 02:05:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/19/Firefighters.extinguish.large.fire.at.abandoned.Charlotte.apartment.complex.aspx</link><title>Firefighters extinguish large fire at abandoned Charlotte apartment complex</title><description>VIDEO: Firefighters extinguished a large fire at an abandoned apartment complex in northeast Charlotte early Tuesday morning.
  177.  
  178. The fire was reported just after 1 a.m. at the Dillehay Court apartments off of West 28th Street, the Charlotte Fire Department said.
  179.  
  180. When firefighters arrived, they were met with flames coming from one of the buildings.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/19/2024 1:28:00 AM - SOURCE: WBTV CBS 3 Charlotte</description><pubDate>Tue, 19 Mar 2024 01:28:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/15/Car.crashes.into.WinstonSalem.home.firefighters.say.aspx</link><title>Car crashes into Winston-Salem home, firefighters say</title><description>VIDEO: A car crashed into a home in Winston-Salem on Saturday, March 16, according to the Winston-Salem Fire Department.
  181.  
  182. Around 8:40 p.m., a car crashed into a home on the 4000 block of Ebert Road.
  183.  
  184. According to firefighters, no one was taken to the hospital and there were only minor injuries.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/15/2024 8:40:23 PM - SOURCE: WFMY-TV CBS 2 Greensboro</description><pubDate>Fri, 15 Mar 2024 20:40:23 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/18/VIDEO.Multitude.of.firefighters.battle.fully.involved.log.cabin.fire.in.Maggie.Valley.aspx</link><title>VIDEO: Multitude of firefighters battle fully involved log cabin fire in Maggie Valley</title><description>PHOTOS: Fire crews have been on the scene of a fully involved structure fire in Maggie Valley since about 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16.
  185.  
  186. Maggie Valley Fire and Rescue told News 13 just after 7 p.m. that crews were working a structure on Black Camp Gap Road, but officials said they could not elaborate on details beyond that.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/18/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLOS-TV ABC 13 Asheville</description><pubDate>Mon, 18 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/18/Moore.County.home.went.up.in.flames.aspx</link><title>Moore County home went up in flames</title><description>VIDEO: A Moore County home went up in flames Monday morning.
  187.  
  188. Just after 1 a.m., emergency responders were dispatched to a house fire on Pine Lake Drive in Whispering Pines. When crews arrived, smoke and flames could be seen coming from the home. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire and remained on scene to put out hot spots.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/18/2024 1:11:00 PM - SOURCE: WRAL-TV CBS 5 Raleigh</description><pubDate>Mon, 18 Mar 2024 13:11:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/15/Holden.Beach.business.destroyed.by.fire.aspx</link><title>Holden Beach business destroyed by fire</title><description>VIDEO: A convenience store and bar in Holden Beach is in ruins after a two-alarm fire Thursday night.
  189.  
  190. Videos and pictures from WECT viewers show flames shooting out of the roof of the Holden Beach Trolley Stop on Jordan Boulevard.
  191.  
  192. Chief Doug Todd with the Tri-Beach Volunteer Fire Department says the initial call for the fire came in around 11:11 p.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/15/2024 6:06:00 AM - SOURCE: WECT-TV NBC 6 Wilmington</description><pubDate>Fri, 15 Mar 2024 06:06:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/15/Pioneers.in.public.safety.These.hardworking.women.are.making.history.in.Wilmington.aspx</link><title>Pioneers in public safety: These hard-working women are making history in Wilmington</title><description>Standing 5-foot-3 and 120 pounds, Dani Tridico says at first glance she might not resemble the conventional image of a firefighter. However, it's her dedication and skill that truly define her in the field.
  193.  
  194. "My favorite part of the job...is helping people," Tridico said. "It's showing up to someone's worst day.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/15/2024 6:05:00 AM - SOURCE: Wilmington StarNews - Metered Site</description><pubDate>Fri, 15 Mar 2024 06:05:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/15/Man.killed.after.car.gets.stuck.between.stop.arms.and.hit.by.Amtrak.train.in.Durham.aspx</link><title>Man killed after car gets stuck between stop arms and hit by Amtrak train in Durham</title><description>The man killed Thursday night after a train hit a car has been identified by police.
  195.  
  196. The driver of the vehicle, identified as 52-year-old Charles Everett Hightower died at the scene. Police said Hightower's car got stuck between the stop arms and was struck by the passenger train causing the car to burst into flames.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/15/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTVD-TV ABC 11 Raleigh</description><pubDate>Fri, 15 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/13/Firefighters.rescue.person.from.burning.home.in.Cabarrus.County.aspx</link><title>Firefighters rescue person from burning home in Cabarrus County</title><description>VIDEO: Firefighters rescued a person from a burning house in Cabarrus County on Wednesday morning, pulling them to safety just minutes after receiving the initial call.
  197.  
  198. The Concord Fire Department said it was called to the home on James Street Southwest just before 1:45 a.m. Firefighters arrived at the burning house within three minutes of dispatch and found it engulfed in smoke and flames.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/13/2024 4:40:00 AM - SOURCE: WBTV CBS 3 Charlotte</description><pubDate>Wed, 13 Mar 2024 04:40:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/13/Head.Start.center.roof.catches.fire.in.High.Point.fire.officials.say.aspx</link><title>Head Start center roof catches fire in High Point, fire officials say</title><description>he fire department said that the roof of a Head Start center in High Point caught on fire Wednesday.
  199.  
  200. Firefighters were called to the 2000 block of Brentwood Street about a building fire.
  201.  
  202. When fire crews arrived, they found heavy smoke pouring from the roof of the Staley Center - Guilford Child Development.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/13/2024 2:03:32 PM - SOURCE: WFMY-TV CBS 2 Greensboro</description><pubDate>Wed, 13 Mar 2024 14:03:32 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/12/33.residents.displaced.by.apartment.complex.in.Wilmington.fire.near.UNCW.aspx</link><title>33 residents displaced by apartment complex in Wilmington fire near UNCW</title><description>VIDEO: Crews fought a fire that displaced dozens of people at Village Green Apartments on Atlantis Court near UNCW Tuesday morning, March 12.
  203.  
  204. Wilmington Fire Department crews and New Hanover County Fire Rescue Truck 18 responded after a call came in just before 9 a.m.
  205.  
  206. One firefighter received minor injuries, but they were not taken to the hospital.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/12/2024 10:17:00 AM - SOURCE: WECT-TV NBC 6 Wilmington</description><pubDate>Tue, 12 Mar 2024 10:17:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/13/3.escape.Raleigh.house.fire.that.spread.to.another.home.officials.say.aspx</link><title>3 escape Raleigh house fire that spread to another home, officials say</title><description>VIDEO: Three people, including a child, escaped a house fire that broke out in Raleigh early Wednesday morning.
  207.  
  208. The blaze broke out in the 2100 block of Karns Place around 3 a.m. According to the Raleigh Fire Department, the fire started at one home and spread to another.
  209.  
  210. At the dwelling where the blaze began, the roof collapsed, and the home suffered other heavy damage.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/13/2024 11:01:09 AM - SOURCE: WNCN-TV CBS 17 Goldsboro</description><pubDate>Wed, 13 Mar 2024 11:01:09 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/13/Medic.2.hurt.road.closed.after.very.serious.accident.in.Huntersville.aspx</link><title>Medic: 2 hurt, road closed after ‘very serious accident’ in Huntersville</title><description>VIDEO: A serious crash sent two people to the hospital and has closed a busy road in Huntersville on Wednesday morning, officials said.
  211.  
  212. The Huntersville Fire Department said it was responding to the wreck at Davidson-Concord Road and McAuley Road, near Bradford Park, just after 6 a.m. Firefighters said one person was pinned inside a vehicle, prompting a heavy rescue team response.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/13/2024 3:30:00 AM - SOURCE: WBTV CBS 3 Charlotte</description><pubDate>Wed, 13 Mar 2024 03:30:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/12/Firetruck.crashes.on.the.way.to.downtown.Raleigh.fire.aspx</link><title>Firetruck crashes on the way to downtown Raleigh fire</title><description>VIDEO: A firetruck crashed Monday night while en route to a small fire in downtown Raleigh.
  213.  
  214. The Raleigh Fire Department responded to a fire around 10 p.m. at the intersection of Blount and Martin streets. The fire was at an apartment building across from Moore Square.
  215.  
  216. Video shows a firetruck using a ladder to reach the fourth floor of the apartment.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/12/2024 6:33:00 AM - SOURCE: WRAL-TV CBS 5 Raleigh</description><pubDate>Tue, 12 Mar 2024 06:33:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/12/1.killed.in.east.Charlotte.house.fire.aspx</link><title>1 killed in east Charlotte house fire</title><description>One person was killed in an east Charlotte house fire on Tuesday morning, Medic said.
  217.  
  218. The Charlotte Fire Department said it was responding to the blaze on Lanterntree Lane just after 6:15 a.m. Firefighters said smoke was showing from the home when they arrived.
  219.  
  220. Medic said the one person died but did not say if anyone else was hurt.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/12/2024 3:40:00 AM - SOURCE: WBTV CBS 3 Charlotte</description><pubDate>Tue, 12 Mar 2024 03:40:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/12/Fire.damages.tobacco.and.vape.store.in.Cary.officials.say.aspx</link><title>Fire damages tobacco and vape store in Cary, officials say</title><description>VIDEO: A fire that broke out late Monday night damaged a smoke shop in Cary, officials said.
  221.  
  222. The Cary Fire Department was called out to Royal Tobacco and Vape in the 200 block of Meeting Street around 11:20 p.m. The store is located in a small strip mall across the street from a Lowe’s Home Improvement store as well as from an Ethan Allen furniture store and separated by a small cluster of trees from the Courtyard by Marriott Raleigh Cary Crossroads.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/12/2024 11:17:28 AM - SOURCE: WCNC-TV CBS 17 Goldsboro</description><pubDate>Tue, 12 Mar 2024 11:17:28 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/09/Smoke.detectors.alert.homeowner.to.Cary.house.fire.2.displaced.aspx</link><title>Smoke detectors alert homeowner to Cary house fire, 2 displaced</title><description>Two people were displaced after a house fire in Cary Saturday morning, officials said.
  223.  
  224. At 11 a.m., the Cary Fire Department received a call about a house fire in the 900 block of Ravendale Place. The homeowner reported the incident after he noticed the smell of smoke and heard smoke detectors go off.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/9/2024 8:11:45 PM - SOURCE: WNCN-TV CBS 17 Goldsboro</description><pubDate>Sat, 09 Mar 2024 20:11:45 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/10/Several.animals.die.in.Kannapolis.fire.aspx</link><title>Several animals die in Kannapolis fire</title><description>PHOTOS: Several animals died in a fire in Kannapolis Sunday morning, according to the Kannapolis Fire Department.
  225.  
  226. The fire happened around 5 a.m. in the Jackson Park Community. Initial crews arrived to find heavy smoke coming from a single family house.
  227.  
  228. Firefighters quickly initiated an offensive fire attack, along with search and ventilation operations.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/10/2024 5:09:00 AM - SOURCE: WBTV CBS 3 Charlotte</description><pubDate>Sun, 10 Mar 2024 05:09:00 -0700</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/08/Huge.fire.at.Rocky.Mount.recycling.plant.is.now.contained.aspx</link><title>Huge fire at Rocky Mount recycling plant is now contained</title><description>VIDEO: A fire at a recycling yard in Rocky Mount is finally under control Friday morning.
  229.  
  230. The fire started at 816 South Halifax Road late Wednesday night. Crews were sent to the fire Wednesday at 10:22 p.m., according to Rocky Mount Police Chief Darvin Moore.
  231.  
  232. The fire burned for most of Thursday.
  233.  
  234. The cause of the fire has not been released.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/8/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTVD-TV ABC 11 Durham</description><pubDate>Fri, 08 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/08/A.rapper.filmed.a.video.at.a.Raleigh.firehouse.now.some.firefighters.are.in.trouble.aspx</link><title>A rapper filmed a video at a Raleigh firehouse, now some firefighters are in trouble</title><description>Raleigh is disciplining an unknown number of firefighters after a local rapper filmed a music video at Raleigh Fire Station 12. The city previously said it was investigating after the rapper known as CEO Shoutoutt filmed his “Fire Drill” freestyle rap in front of the station on Poole Road.
  235.  
  236. On Thursday, a group that represents local firefighters said those involved had been disciplined and that the group was looking into the matter.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/8/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The News &amp; Observer - Metered Site</description><pubDate>Fri, 08 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/08/Elderly.womans.fatal.Buncombe.County.house.fire.ignites.warnings.about.oxygen.use.dangers.aspx</link><title>Elderly woman's fatal Buncombe County house fire ignites warnings about oxygen use dangers</title><description>VIDEO: Buncombe County fire officials confirmed a fatal house fire in Candler was caused by a person smoking while using medical oxygen.
  237.  
  238. Margaret Johnson, 74, died in the fire.
  239.  
  240. Fire crews responded to Propst Road after reports of heavy smoke and flames coming from a mobile home about 7:36 a.m. Wednesday.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/8/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WLOS-TV ABC/MyNetworkTV 13 Asheville</description><pubDate>Fri, 08 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/07/Town.of.Harrisburg.marks.22.years.since.firefighter.fatally.injured.in.fire.aspx</link><title>Town of Harrisburg marks 22 years since firefighter fatally injured in fire</title><description>Wednesday marked 22 years since Harrisburg and Charlotte firefighter Josh Earley died after fighting a house fire, according to the Town of Harrisburg and the National Firefighters Foundation (NFFF).
  241.  
  242. NFFF says that on March 4, 2002, the Harrisburg Fire Department was called to a house fire in Mecklenburg County.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/7/2024 1:43:27 PM - SOURCE: WGHP-TV FOX 8 Greensboro</description><pubDate>Thu, 07 Mar 2024 13:43:27 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/06/Chemical.spill.closes.outer.loop.of.I485.in.Matthews.aspx</link><title>Chemical spill closes outer loop of I-485 in Matthews</title><description>PHOTOS: A chemical spill on the outer loop of Interstate 485 closed the highway Wednesday afternoon. Around 12:30 p.m., the Department of Transportation said the highway was closed near East John Street in Matthews.
  243.  
  244. Police said it was transmission fluid that spilled from a military vehicle.
  245. Photos taken by police show fire rescuers working to remove the substance from the interstate.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/6/2024 9:17:08 PM - SOURCE: WSOC-TV ABC 9 Charlotte</description><pubDate>Wed, 06 Mar 2024 21:17:08 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/06/Train.collides.with.tractortrailer.near.Charlotte.airport.aspx</link><title>Train collides with tractor-trailer near Charlotte airport</title><description>VIDEO: A road was blocked in west Charlotte after a train collided with a tractor-trailer Tuesday afternoon.
  246.  
  247. According to the Charlotte Fire Department, the incident occurred around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, in the 8600 block of Old Dowd Road near Interstate 485.
  248.  
  249.  
  250. Firefighters said the tractor-trailer was stuck on the tracks when a Norfolk Southern train ran into it.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/6/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WJZY-TV FOX 46 Belmont</description><pubDate>Wed, 06 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/06/Fire.Destroys.Building.At.Hendersonville.Summer.Camp.aspx</link><title>Fire Destroys Building At Hendersonville Summer Camp</title><description>VIDEO: Investigators say it could be months before we know what sparked a fire at a summer camp in Hendersonville.
  251.  
  252. Flames ripped through and destroyed a 15,000 square foot building at Camp Wayfarer. It happened early Friday morning. Firefighters say there was no one inside the building at the time, and no injuries are being reported.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/6/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WCCB-TV CW 18 Charlotte</description><pubDate>Wed, 06 Mar 2024 00:00:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/05/Resident.escapes.from.house.fire.in.Durham.officials.say.aspx</link><title>Resident escapes from house fire in Durham, officials say</title><description>One person was displaced after they escaped a house fire in Durham early Tuesday.
  253.  
  254. According to the Durham Fire Department, firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire in the 5800 block of Shamrock Road around 12:20 a.m.
  255.  
  256. The first unit to arrive saw heavy fire coming from the roof of a single-family home.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/5/2024 2:05:57 PM - SOURCE: WNCN-TV CBS 17 Goldsboro</description><pubDate>Tue, 05 Mar 2024 14:05:57 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/04/Fayetteville.Fire.Department.announces.new.fire.chief.aspx</link><title>Fayetteville Fire Department announces new fire chief</title><description>The Fayetteville Fire Department announced its newest fire chief Monday.
  257.  
  258. Kevin Dove will be the next fire chief of the Fayetteville Fire Department, starting Monday. Dove has served as the deputy fire chief of operations of the Fayetteville Fire Department since June 2021, and he's been employed with the Fayetteville Fire Department since October 1999.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/4/2024 6:32:46 PM - SOURCE: WRAL-TV CBS 5 Raleigh</description><pubDate>Mon, 04 Mar 2024 18:32:46 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/04/Wilmington.Fire.Department.designated.as.ISO.Class.1.aspx</link><title>Wilmington Fire Department designated as ISO Class 1</title><description>The Wilmington Fire Department was reaccredited by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International as of last week for the third time.
  259.  
  260. The designation places the WFD in the category of ISO Class 1 accredited departments, with only 119 out of 312 accredited fire departments carrying the rating.
  261.  
  262. Accredited departments go through a process every five years where the FAI appoints a team of four fire professionals who are certified peer assessors for CFAI to review the documentation.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/4/2024 6:45:00 PM - SOURCE: WECT-TV NBC 6 Wilmington</description><pubDate>Mon, 04 Mar 2024 18:45:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/01/Mooresville.firefighters.injured.during.heroic.rescue.aspx</link><title>Mooresville firefighters injured during heroic rescue</title><description>VIDEO: Three Mooresville firefighters were injured while rescuing a driver from a burning truck.
  263.  
  264. “Smoke was actually pouring in more and more and more, making it hard to breathe,” Mooresville Fire engineer Scott Hauck said.
  265.  
  266. What started as a simple run to the grocery store turned into a fight for survival.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/1/2024 2:02:00 PM - SOURCE: WBTV CBS 3 Charlotte</description><pubDate>Fri, 01 Mar 2024 14:02:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/02/911.response.times.improve.in.Fayetteville.aspx</link><title>911 response times improve in Fayetteville</title><description>Fayetteville Fire Department’s 911 response times are consistently improving, despite a firefighter shortage.
  267.  
  268. In 2023, Fayetteville Fire Department responded to a total of 1,716 fires. According to a newly release report from FFD, it took firefighters on average just under 7 minutes to arrive on scene.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/2/2024 12:35:32 AM - SOURCE: WNCN-TV CBS 17 Goldsboro</description><pubDate>Sat, 02 Mar 2024 00:35:32 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/03/One.person.evaluated.by.paramedics.after.southwest.Charlotte.fire.aspx</link><title>One person evaluated by paramedics after southwest Charlotte fire</title><description>Two people were evaluated by paramedics at the scene of a house fire in southwest Charlotte Sunday afternoon.
  269.  
  270. According to the Charlotte Fire Department, the fire happened just after 2 p.m. on Echodale Drive.
  271.  
  272. The fire department said 30 Charlotte firefighters controlled the fire in nine minutes.
  273.  
  274. The cause was determined to be unattended candles knocked over by a pet, according to crews.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/3/2024 11:35:00 AM - SOURCE: WBTV CBS 3 Charlotte</description><pubDate>Sun, 03 Mar 2024 11:35:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/01/3.people.displaced.after.Durham.house.fire.officials.say.aspx</link><title>3 people displaced after Durham house fire, officials say</title><description>VIDEO: Three people lost their home after a fire erupted inside a house in Durham on Thursday afternoon.
  275.  
  276. According to the Durham Fire Department, firefighters responded at around 3:30 p.m. to a structure fire on the 2600 block of South Alston Avenue. When fire crews arrived on scene, they saw fire and smoke coming out of a two-story residence.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/1/2024 12:45:37 AM - SOURCE: WNCN-TV CBS 17 Goldboro</description><pubDate>Fri, 01 Mar 2024 00:45:37 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/March/01/Two.Gastonia.firefighters.awarded.for.rescuing.woman.from.cell.tower.in.Ranlo.aspx</link><title>Two Gastonia firefighters awarded for rescuing woman from cell tower in Ranlo</title><description>Two Gastonia firefighters were awarded recently for their efforts in saving a woman who had climbed a cell tower.
  277.  
  278. At the Feb. 20 Gastonia City Council meeting, Michael Chafin and Capt. Barron Summey received Medal of Valor awards for their heroic response.
  279.  
  280. On the evening of Jan.14, city officials say the two braved temperatures below 40 degrees to save the life of a woman who had ascended a cellphone tower in the Gaston County town of Ranlo.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 3/1/2024 1:39:56 PM - SOURCE: WGHP-TV FOX 8 Winston-Salem</description><pubDate>Fri, 01 Mar 2024 13:39:56 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/February/29/Benefit.ride.set.for.injured.Elizabethtown.firefighter.aspx</link><title>Benefit ride set for injured Elizabethtown firefighter</title><description>VIDEO: The Elizabethtown Fire Department says that firefighter Randy Jones may not return home until May at the earliest after being severely burned in November of 2023.
  281.  
  282. “Randy is a member of the Elizabethtown Fire Department and well known throughout the fire and rescue community,” an EFD Announcement states.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 2/29/2024 1:44:00 PM - SOURCE: WECT-TV NBC 6 Wilmington</description><pubDate>Thu, 29 Feb 2024 13:44:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/February/29/Fire.burns.over.a.dozen.cars.at.Johnston.County.salvage.yard.aspx</link><title>Fire burns over a dozen cars at Johnston County salvage yard</title><description>VIDEO: Over a dozen cars caught fire Wednesday night at a Johnston County salvage yard.
  283.  
  284. Firefighters responded to a fire at a large salvage yard on U.S. 70 and Sadisco Road between Wilson’s Mills and Clayton. The Wilson Mill’s fire chief said the fire was under control in under 40 minutes, adding that 16 vehicles burned.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 2/29/2024 5:33:35 AM - SOURCE: WRAL-TV CBS 5 Raleigh</description><pubDate>Thu, 29 Feb 2024 05:33:35 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/February/29/Final.structural.beam.for.Hendersonville.Fire.station.signed.by.firefighters.leaders.aspx</link><title>Final structural beam for Hendersonville Fire station signed by firefighters, leaders</title><description>VIDEO/PHOTOS: The final structural beam for the Hendersonville Fire Department's new Fire Station 1 on North Main Street was installed Feb. 28, and on the day before it was placed, a brief ceremony was held for local firefighters and community leaders to sign the beam. The last person to sign it was someone who was beaming with pride: Hendersonville Fire Chief D.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 2/29/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Blue Ridge Now - Metered Site</description><pubDate>Thu, 29 Feb 2024 00:00:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/February/29/Mooresville.firefighters.pull.man.from.burning.truck.officials.say.aspx</link><title>Mooresville firefighters pull man from burning truck, officials say</title><description>A man’s life was saved moments before his truck’s cabin was filled with flames, according to the Mooresville Fire Department.
  285.  
  286. Mooresville Fire said their Ladder 5 crew was training on Saturday and decided to stop for groceries around 4 p.m. on 807 Williamston Road. They noticed smoke nearby and found a truck on fire.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 2/29/2024 3:19:21 PM - SOURCE: WJZY-TV FOX 46 Belmont</description><pubDate>Thu, 29 Feb 2024 15:19:21 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/February/28/Fire.breaks.out.at.Manteo.furniture.store.warehouse.in.Manns.Harbors.aspx</link><title>Fire breaks out at Manteo furniture store warehouse in Manns Harbors</title><description>VIDEO:  A furniture store warehouse in Manns Harbor was engulfed in flames Tuesday afternoon.
  287.  
  288. Dare County fire crews responded to the Manteo Furniture &amp; Appliance Warehouse in Manns Harbor off U.S. highway 64 around 3:30 p.m., according to the Dare County Director of Emergency Management, Drew Pearson.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 2/28/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WTKR-TV CBS 3 Norfolk</description><pubDate>Wed, 28 Feb 2024 00:00:00 -0800</pubDate></item><item><link>https://www.dailydispatch.com/StateNews/NC/2024/February/28/2023.North.Carolina.fire.fatalities.dip.slightly.from.previous.year.improvement.needed.aspx</link><title>2023 North Carolina fire fatalities dip slightly from previous year; improvement needed</title><description>North Carolina experienced 146 fire fatalities in 2023, marking a slight decrease from 151 in 2022, the North Carolina Office of State Fire Marshal (OSFM) reported.
  289.  
  290. The annual fire fatalities report underscores persistent challenges and areas for improvement in fire safety across the state.
  291.  
  292. Notably, the 2023 figure includes seven tragic deaths resulting from vehicle fires, emphasizing the importance of fire safety measures beyond traditional structures.&lt;BR&gt; - PUB DATE: 2/28/2024 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: Ashe Post &amp; Times - Metered Site</description><pubDate>Wed, 28 Feb 2024 00:00:00 -0800</pubDate></item></channel></rss>

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