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Statesville railroad tie fire under investigation

Fire fighters responding to a burning pile of railroad ties in West Statesville this morning were concerned the heat would impact nearby buildings and an actual rail line. No buildings were damaged in the vicinity of Compare Foods along West Front Street, according to Fire Chief Spencer Lee. A crew for the railroad company will […]

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‘Hard landing’ reported at Statesville Regional Airport

PRESS RELEASE A hard landing at the Statesville Regional Airport this afternoon (Nov. 17) resulted in damage to a twin engine Beechcraft Baron, but no injuries to the pilot and passenger, according to Statesville Fire Chief Spencer Lee. Lee said that the pilot and his passenger were attempting a touch-and-go landing when the left engine […]

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Statesville man awakes to carport fire

ADAPTED RADIO SCRIPT A Newton Drive resident awoke to what he described as explosion sounds this morning – ultimately discovering that his carport was on fire. According to the Statesville Fire Department, that man escaped without injury. It took crews about twenty minutes to bring the fire under control due to multiple spaces within the […]

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Statesville City Council recognizes fire fighters, approves demolition funds

PRESS RELEASE Lifesaving awards were presented to two citizens and four Statesville firefighters Monday night in recognition of their efforts in saving the life of Owen Conner on July 25, 2017. Mr. Conner was present at the meeting that recognized his mother, Shay Conner and cousin, Alisa Smyre, and there were hugs all around. Chief […]

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Statesville Fire Department to conduct hydrant testing

PRESS RELEASE During the months of September and October, the Statesville Fire Department is testing fire hydrants, checking the efficiency of the City’s 1,444 fire hydrants. The firefighters are checking the water flow and pressure as well as the overall condition of each hydrant. Testing is required by insurance raters in order for Statesville to […]

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Unresponsive man pulled from burning Statesville residence

RADIO SCRIPT A man was pulled from a burning Deaton Street home in Statesville overnight. The fire department was on-scene around midnight and reported finding an adult male unresponsive inside the residence. That individual was taken to the hospital for treatment. The fire appears to have started in the kitchen, but remains under investigation. Let […]

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UPDATE: Damages not as extensive as first thought in downtown Statesville fire

Downtown Statesville’s “The Farm and Garden Store” was damaged by fire Saturday evening. Statesville Fire Chief Spencer Lee says crews arrived at the Light Street business to find it heavily involved with fire.  A second alarm was requested for additional manpower. While the Fire Department initially thought the structure would be a total loss, damages […]

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UPDATE: Damages not as extensive as first thought in downtown Statesville fire

Downtown Statesville’s “The Farm and Garden Store” was damaged by fire Saturday evening. Statesville Fire Chief Spencer Lee says crews arrived at the Light Street business to find it heavily involved with fire.  A second alarm was requested for additional manpower. While the Fire Department initially thought the structure would be a total loss, damages […]

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A passenger vehicle collided with a tractor trailer in a Statesville accident Tuesday morning, according to the Highway Patrol - Picture courtesy of the Statesville Professional Fire Fighter's Association

Car, tractor trailer collide in Statesville I-77 accident

An I-77 southbound accident caused delays in Statesville this morning. That happened at the East Broad Street exit. Trooper Barnes with the Highway Patrol says a passenger vehicle lost control entering the interstate and struck a tractor trailer. The semi lost control and suffered a fuel spill. There were no major injuries. The driver of […]

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Statesville Fire Department receives federal grant

PRESS RELEASE On January 23, 2017 Statesville City Council approved the Fire Department to submit an application for the FY16 SAFER Grant (Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response) funded by FEMA through U.S. Department of Homeland Security funds. Fire Department staff was notified by FEMA that the SAFER Grant was awarded to Statesville July […]

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