Limited damage in Mooresville attic fire


MOORESVILLE, NC – Just before 2:30 p.m., Mooresville Fire-Rescue (MFR), along with South
Iredell Volunteer Fire Department, responded to a reported structure fire on Pine Street. When
firefighters arrived, there was no fire or smoke evident; however, upon entry into the home,
crews discovered a small working fire in the attic. The fire was quickly extinguished and
declared under control in less than 20 minutes.

One occupant was home at the time of the fire and is credited with quickly calling 9-1-1 to
report the fire which resulted in a limited amount of damage. Unfortunately, there were no
working smoke alarms in the home. “Had this fire continued into the night or occurred when
the residents were asleep, we likely would be talking about a very different outcome,” explained
Fire Marshal Geoff Woolard. MFR encourages all homeowners and occupants to have at least
one working smoke alarm on each level of their home and test alarms monthly.

After an investigation by the Mooresville Fire Marshal’s Office, the cause was determined to be
related to electrical wiring in the home. Fire investigators will refer the case to Iredell County
Building Standards for any necessary follow-up. Iredell County EMS also assisted with the incident.

Author: WSIC editor