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Monday, March 12, 2012

Firefighters Save Veteran’s Most Priced Possessions

Charlotte NC – Firefighters were able to save a war veteran’s most priced military possessions after a fire tore through his north Charlotte home.

On Wednesday March 7th, 2012 just before 6 PM (6) Companies of Charlotte Firefighters, (1) Heavy Rescue Company, and (2) Battalion Chiefs were dispatched to a reported structure fire at 1926 Academy Street. Crews from nearby Station 15 were first to arrive and reported heavy fire & smoke emitting from a 1-story house.

A well-coordinated fire attack by (27) Firefighters resulted in the knockdown of the flames and the incident being brought under control in 13 minutes. The family residing in the home expressed their gratitude for the efforts crews made to salvage many military items belonging to one of the occupants, an Iraqi war veteran.

The fire began in a closet and was caused by a faulty furnace. The fire caused extensive damage estimated at $50,000 and the family of (4) was displaced. The Red Cross was summoned to the scene to assist the family with temporary housing and other immediate needs.

Eternally committed to duty and service,

Mark Basnight
Public Information Officer
Office of Media and Public Affairs
Charlotte Fire Department


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