Officials say one person was found dead inside a burning home in Belmont.
A firefighter was passing by the home on South Point Road just before 8am when they realized it was on fire and called 911.
Officials have not released the identity of the victim. The Fire Marshals office will investigate. There is no word on what caused the fire at this time.
WCCB-TV FOX 18 Charlotte
Fire departments from four counties responded to a fire at a two-story former hosiery mill now used for storage in Carthage Tuesday morning. The fire started around 7:30 a.m. at 183 Barrett Street.
Multiple departments were needed for a water shuttle to the location to supply enough water to fight the flames.
It is unconfirmed what was inside the building. Firefighters are still on the scene working to control the fire.
Barrett Street in Carthage was closed to traffic Tuesday morning. Investigators have not determined how the fire started, but they confirmed no one was injured.
WRAL-TV CBS 5 Raleigh
When it comes to winning world competitions, the Winston-Salem firefighters are on fire.
With eight World Championships under their belt, local firefighters smoked the competition earlier this year to qualify for an international competition in Montgomery, Ala., this week.
They will compete against hundreds of teams from the U.S., Canada, Europe, South America, South Africa and New Zealand in the World Championships of the Scott Firefighter Combat Challenge, which simulates the physical demands of real-life firefighting. “It’s fun to see how our skills stack up against departments from other countries in real-life scenarios,” Captain Chaz Browning said. “It’s a big brotherhood, so by now, I can pretty much go to any state and know a fireman. That’s pretty neat.”
For many towns in the eastern part of the state, Hurricane Matthew’s wrath has left a path of destruction and chaos.
Cars were swallowed by the angry rush of water and houses swamped, only the roofs visible.
Swarms of animals paddled around, clambering onto anything that could serve as a life raft.
From a rural home that sat mostly underwater, a sick, elderly man beckoned for help, propped up by his two dogs as he awaited rescue. He would become one of 49 rescues by a Winston-Salem Fire Department water rescue team in eastern North Carolina in the storm aftermath.
“In the rural areas, there were hogs, cattle and poultry everywhere. Some were alive, up at the highest point above the water.
A driver narrowly escaped with his life Wednesday morning after a crash on Cane Creek Road in Fairview.
The Fire Department and the Highway Patrol worked the scene.
Authorities say the driver of a Dodge truck was driving on the wrong side of the road when he ran off the road and went into a field.
Another driver who witnessed the crash and came back to the scene, arriving at the same time as a group of firefighters who were returning from another call. The men came together and pulled the trapped driver out of the vehicle, just moments before it burst into flames.
The driver of the truck was taken to the hospital.
WLOS-TV ABC 13 Asheville