A Mooresville townhouse was destroyed by a fire Monday afternoon.
The fire started before 3 p.m. in the 600 block of South Main Street.
One of the units was completely destroyed and two other units were damaged in the 3-alarm fire, according to Mooresville fire chief. The blaze reportedly called for so much manpower because of how hot it was.
The fire chief could not comment on the cause of the fire.
A man visiting from out of state with his family died after trying to save his three daughters off Shackleford Banks Monday afternoon.
WITN reports that the incident happened around 12:50 p.m. after the three girls were caught in a rip current on the west end of the island. The father, identified as Rick Brown, 35, from Tennessee, then jumped in to try and save them.
The girls were rescued by a nearby boater, but Brown could not make it back in.
Atlantic Beach Fire Chief Adam Synder said an off-duty paramedic performed CPR on Brown, while crews continued to work on him until they arrived at Carteret Health Care. Brown was later pronounced dead.
Brown worked for Maymead, Inc, a paving contractor in Mountain City, TN. Company officials said Brown was vacationing with his family in Emerald Isle.
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It's not something first responders at Eastern Pines Fire & EMS get to experience every day, seeing someone they helped revive come to their headquarters to say thanks. "I just want to thank God that everyone was in place to take care of me, especially my wife, to perform CPR until EMS came, and it's just great to be alive to see another day," says Timothy Waters, who was helped by Eastern Pines personnel.
Waters got the chance to hug each paramedic, volunteer firefighter, and deputy who responded to his home on July 8th when he went into cardiac arrest.
His wife, Teresa, was also there Monday and was overcome with emotion. "I thank God that he's alive, I really do," she says.
Paramedics demonstrated pit crew style CPR, the method used in saving Waters' life.
"The same as a pit crew on a NASCAR event, everybody on that cardiac arrest has a role," explains Roberto Portela, the Pitt County EMS Medical Director.
The quicker CPR is performed, Dr. Roberto Portela says the better chance there is of keeping oxygen flowing to the brain.
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The Durham Fire Department said to be cautious after it has received reports of fraudulent fundraising phone calls.
Deputy Fire Chief Chris Iannuzzi said the Department never makes phones calls to solicit support from the public.
“It’s unfortunate that someone would try to compromise the community’s trust for public servants,” said Iannuzzi. “It’s important that residents know that we will never ask for money over the phone.”
He said fundraisers like “Fill the Boot” are widely advertised by the Department.
“Anything else is likely a scam,” Iannuzzi said.
Officials said to research any organization before you donate.
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Firefighters in Catawba County are trying to determine what started a house fire shortly after 5 a.m. Tuesday.
The fire heavily damaged a home just west of Newton.
Four fire departments responded to the fire on Grace Church Road.
Crews said the two people inside the home woke up to smoke, but made it out safely.
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