Charlotte Fire responded to a fire at an apartment complex on Waterford Valley Circle, which is just off West W.T. Harris Boulevard and West Sugar Creek Road, around noon on Wednesday.
The fire was quickly put out by the building’s sprinkler system and no one was hurt during the incident, according to Charlotte Fire officials. Two dogs were rescued from inside the building and are expected to be OK.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation. CFD posted photos and videos from the scene and there wasn’t any apparent damage to the building.
No further information was released.
Update at 9 a.m.:
Fire was contained to the dumpster thanks to the activation of the sprinkler system. No reported injuries.
A building in Asheville, North Carolina, was evacuated Tuesday morning due to a dumpster fire inside the building, according to the Asheville Fire Department.
The Pisgah building was evacuated at about 6:45 a.m. because of a dumpster full of wood chips on fire inside the building.
Charlotte Fire officials say they responded to an apartment fire in the SouthPark area Monday morning.
First responders said the fire originated in a living room at the Allure apartment complex in the 5700 block of Carnegie Boulevard. They said upon arrival, smoke was coming out of the 350-unit structure.
The fire was contained by a sprinkler head at the apartment of origin, and was under control in 34 minutes.
First-floor apartments around unit sustained some water damage. Firefighters said the estimated property/content loss was $55,000.
Medic also responded to the incident and said they did not transport patients.
An investigation is underway after an apartment fire in Fayetteville forced multiple people of their homes.
Crews responded to the three-story complex on Bunce Road and Cliffdale Road around 1:23 a.m.
Fire officials say smoke was found coming from a unit on the third floor.
They say crews found a kitchen fire that was extinguished by the sprinkler system.
The power had to be turned off to multiple units due to water damage from the sprinklers.
Officials say Red Cross is helping multiple residents because of that damage.
No one was hurt.
The cost of damages are estimated to be around $15,000.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.
A small fire prompted a fire department presence Sunday afternoon, according to the Charlotte Fire Department.
Firefighters say they responded to Bistro La Bon on Central Avenue, but the sprinkler system put out the fire.
Officials have not said what caused the fire.
This past Saturday, June 24th, at 4:00am Station 2 was alerted to an automatic fire alarm activation on Watauga Village Drive. Engine 6 arrived to find the sprinkler system activated and smoke coming from a restaurant at the end of the building. Capt. Wilson immediately upgraded the incident to a working structure fire.
Crews deployed hose and forced entry into the building. Upon entry, it was found that the sprinkler system had put out a small fire in the kitchen.
Upon investigation, it was deemed to be an electrical fire that had spread to nearby combustible materials.
This incident highlights the importance of sprinkler systems in reducing fire growth and saving lives!
Engine 6, Engine 4, Ladder 1, Squad 1, Tanker 2, Chief 21, Bat. Chief Propst, Bat Chief Brown, and numerous off-duty personnel.
A fire damaged part of the Akzo Nobel factory in the southern part of the city Tuesday morning and forced a temporary evacuation of the complex, which produces specialized paints and coatings.
The fire started around 6:30 a.m. at the factory in the 1400 block of Progress Avenue.
Employees in the building where the fire was immediately evacuated, and the building remains shut down until further notice, Akzo Nobel said in a statement to The High Point Enterprise.
Firefighters saw flames coming from part of one building when they arrived, Deputy Fire Chief Brian Evans of the High Point Fire Department said. The fire started in a vat in a production area. A sprinkler system activated and kept the fire from spreading further, he said.
Firefighters brought the blaze under control in eight minutes, and no one was injured.
Three buildings were initially evacuated while firefighters brought the blaze under control, Evans said.
The cause of the fire remains under investigation but it is being ruled an accident, he said.
A dollar estimate of the damage wasn’t available Tuesday.
Fifteen units and 33 firefighters went to the fire scene.
The Brevard City Fire Department said crews responded to a kitchen fire at the College Walk Retirement Community early Sunday morning.
Officials said crews responded to the scene along N. College Row shortly after Midnight.
According to officials, when crews arrived, they noticed smoke from the kitchen, so they activated the sprinkler system, which contained the flames, and helped firefighters extinguish them. Thankfully, officials reported that no injuries were reported following the incident.
The Transylvania County Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating to determine the cause of the fire.
Multiple departments in Pamlico and Craven Counties were responding to a fire at a restaurant in Grantsboro Monday morning.
The fire was at The Great Wall restaurant, next to Food Lion.
The sprinkler system kept the fire under control, according to a responding fire marshal. Crews got on the scene and doused the flames that were confined to the kitchen, although the kitchen did receive significant damage. Crews had to break the front and back doors to get into the restaurant.
There was no damage to the rest of the plaza.
No one was reported as hurt.
There was minor damage to some classrooms after a fire at Watauga High School on Thursday.
At approximately 4:24 PM the fire alarm and sprinkler system were activated in one of the classrooms on the main level of Watauga High School, according to Superintendent Dr. Scott Elliott.
A stovetop in the classroom was inadvertently activated when items were placed on top of the stove. The sprinkler system extinguished the fire before the fire spread to any other classrooms, according to Elliott.
There was minor fire damage to the walls and cabinetry, and extensive smoke and water damage to several classrooms on two floors. Dr. Elliott said they will spend the weekend getting everything cleaned up and repaired before the students return to class on Tuesday.
“I am grateful to all the first responders, most especially the Boone Fire Department, and to our own maintenance and custodial staff for their quick response and assistance. Also, it is a good reminder to every single one of us to be careful around stoves and other appliances. This same thing could have happened in anyone’s home or place of work. In this case, we are fortunate that no one is injured and the classrooms can be repaired.” Dr. Elliott said.