Kannapolis Fire Department responds to two structural fires in one evening
On Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 4:07 p.m., the Kannapolis Fire Department was called to 905-A Haley St. for a working structure fire. Firefighters arrived on the scene at 4:10 p.m. to find heavy smoke and flames throughout the single-wide mobile home.
Firefighters worked quickly to assist one resident from the structure.
“There was a good deal of fire coming from the home,” said Battalion Chief Tracy Winecoff. “Upon arrival we could see smoke and flames spreading quickly through the house and one resident standing in the doorway. Within minutes of assisting her to safety, the home was completely engulfed in flames.”
The fire department responded to the scene with 12 apparatus and a total of 20 personnel. Landis Fire Department and Odell Volunteer Fire Department assisted with district coverage. Cabarrus County Emergency Medical Services provided medical assessments for both residents.
The home and its contents suffered significant heat and smoke damage. The residents will be staying with family members. The Cabarrus County American Red Cross will be working with them.
Fire investigators remained on the scene to determine the cause of this fire late Wednesday, but could not find a source of the fire. Investigators say the fire was not suspicious.
Later Wednesday evening, at 8:41 p.m., the Kannapolis Fire Department was called to 150 Waco Ave. for another working structure fire. Firefighters arrived on the scene at 8:45 p.m. to find heavy smoke and flames coming from approximately 75 percent of the single-story home.
“The fire was fully involved when we arrived.” said Winecoff. “Because of the amount of fire, we immediately began a defensive fire attack.”
The department responded to the scene with 13 apparatus and a total of 25 personnel. Landis Fire Department and Odell Volunteer Fire Department assisted on the scene, as well as Cabarrus County Emergency Medical Services and Cabarrus Rescue.
China Grove Fire Department, Cold Water Fire Department and Enochville Fire and Rescue provided district coverage.
A 73 year-old female and her three adult children were at the home at the time of the fire. Luckily, all were able to escape. One of the residents had to use a window as a secondary exit.
The home and its contents suffered significant damage. The residents will be staying with nearby relatives. The Cabarrus County American Red Cross will be assisting the family.
An electrical problem was determined to be the cause of the fire.