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Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Firefighters: Raleigh apartment blaze was set    view comments tweat me share on facebook
A fire that damaged one unit in a six-apartment building at 429 Montague Lane early Wednesday was set, fire investigators said. They said the case had been turned over to police and declined to disclose any details about how the fire was set or how they made that determination. Firefighters responded to a 911 call at 2:16 a.m., and the first ones to arrive saw smoke and flames in a window on the second floor of the two-story building, officials said. No one was hurt in the fire.
North Raleigh News

Investigators seek leads in arson of Winston-Salem apartment    view comments tweat me share on facebook
The Winston-Salem Police Department is investigating an apartment fire as a case of arson. Officers responded to 1812 Salem Crest Lane at 12:27 a.m. Wednesday to assist the Winston-Salem Fire Department with an apartment fire. The fire was contained to a single apartment and no one was home at the time. An investigation revealed that the apartment had damage indicating forced entry and that the fire had been intentionally set.

Follow-up: Firefighters return to Raleigh home after fire rekindles    view comments tweat me share on facebook
No injuries were reported Monday evening when fire broke out at a home on Electra Drive in Raleigh, authorities said. Firefighters were called to the home at about 5 p.m. after a neighbor saw smoke and called 911. The homeowner was not home at the time. Firefighters struggled to put the fire out because of clutter in the home, officials said. Early Tuesday, crews were back at the home when the fire rekindled. No information about the cause of the fire has been released.

Moore County Firefighters to Collect for Toys for Tots    view comments tweat me share on facebook
Moore County Firefighters will once again partner with the United States Marine Corps Reserve in collecting toys in the annual “Toys-for-Tots” drive. Now in its’ 68th year, the program was started in Los Angeles, when a handful of Marine reservists distributed 5,000 toys to needy children on Christmas Eve in 1947. Since its inception, over 230 million needy children throughout the United States have benefited from the donation of over 494 million toys. Toys-for-Tots is a program that brings all elements of a community together for a common cause for a few weeks each year, dedicated to helping in the development of our children.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
3 adults, 4 children displaced after Kannapolis house fire   view comments tweat me share on facebook
Fire officials said four children and three adults have been displaced after fire ravaged their home in Kannapolis early Tuesday morning. Firefighters were called to the home on Irene Avenue just after 4 a.m. and found flames coming from the back off the house. Nobody was hurt, but investigators said roughly half the house was damaged by flames and smoke. The Red Cross was called to help the family and investigators were still trying to determine how the fire started.
WSOC-TV ABC 9 Charlotte

Firefighters battle blaze in Raleigh   view comments tweat me share on facebook
Firefighters were called back to the scene of a challenging house fire hours after the blaze started Monday evening. Hot spots reignited overnight in the 6900 block of Electra Drive. The area has a west Raleigh mailing address close to the border with Cary. The home first caught fire around 5 p.m. when no one was home. Firefighters said the home was full of stuff, making it difficult to get inside and battle the flames, which appeared to have started somewhere close to the center of the home. "We found high volumes of just stuff in the house. I don't want to use the word hoarder, but there was a lot of stuff in the house that really hindered our attack," said Captain David Sasser with Western Wake Fire Rescue. "With so much stuff in the house there's a lot of hot spots we're going to have to mop up. It's very labor intensive," he continued.
WTVD-TV ABC Channel 11

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