Gastonia firefighter Loren Ward was injured while fighting an apartment fire on Pineview Lane Saturday night, WSOC reports.
Officials said Ward collapsed during the early stages of the fire and was taken to Caromont Regional Medical Center in Gastonia.
CT scans showed that Ward suffered from an aneurysm and was then transported to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.
Gastonia firefighters responded to the structure fire at 11:23 p.m. Saturday at 2295 Pineview Lane.
WTVD-TV ABC Channel 11
The Wilmington Fire Department has its first deputy fire chief.
Assistant Chief Jon Mason was promoted to deputy fire chief Monday morning, according to WFD officials.
Mason now will oversee operations and will serve as second in command under Fire Chief Buddy Martinette.
WBTV-TV Channel 3
A couple escaped a Cary home fire that broke out Saturday morning, officials said.
The blaze was reported around 7:45 a.m. at a two-story home along Acadia Court, Cary town officials said. The attic and rear of the home sustained major damage in the blaze.
A couple was inside when the fire broke out, but they managed to make it to safety, according to officials.
The pair, who were not injured, are being assisted by the Red Cross.
Cary officials and the Wake County Fire Marshal are investigating the cause of the fire.
WNCN-TV NBC 17
A former fire chief in the east accepted a plea deal after the District Attorney's Office says he embezzled $5,700 from the department.
Tony Banks, 39, was the chief of the Cove City Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department from 2012 until 2016.
According to Craven County District Attorney Scott Thomas, Banks plead guilty to one county of larceny.
He was sentenced to 30 days in jail, which was suspended, and was placed on supervised probation for year. He will also have to perform 48 hours of community service and was ordered to pay back the $5,700 plus investigation costs to the county.
WITN-TV NBC 7 Greenville
A Statesville man said he was more than surprised when he came home early Saturday morning and saw firefighters.
“I came home and saw two fire trucks outside,” Robert Adams said. “I guess they got it out before it burned the whole house down.”
A fire started around 5:30 a.m. at 322 Newbern Ave., according to the Statesville Fire Department. It took about 15 minutes to get the fire under control.
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