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July 18, 2014

Two fires and a wreck keep Kannapolis firefighters busy

Kannapolis firefighters had a busy night Thursday, responding to two house fires and a wreck, one right after the other.

Kannapolis firefighters had a busy night Thursday, responding to two house fires and a wreck, one right after the other.

Shortly before 9 p.m., firefighters were dispatched to a reported structure fire near Hardee’s on Dale Earnhardt Boulevard.

Fire crews instead found a fire at 307 S. Walnut St., one block away.

The battalion chief upgraded the scene to a working fire and called for more equipment and personnel.

One person was in the home and was evaluated by Cabarrus County EMS. The Cabarrus County Chapter of the American Red Cross assisted the person.

Ten minutes into the working fire call, the department was dispatched to a two-car wreck at the corner of North Main Street and Loop Road.

While on the scene of both incidents, firefighters were dispatched to a third significant call: a reported structure fire at 1725 Furman Court in the Royal Oaks Garden Apartments.

Units were dispatched at 9:38 p.m. and arrived at 9:43 p.m. to find light smoke coming from a multifamily dwelling. The cause of the fire was cooking-related.

The Kannapolis Fire Department was assisted on the calls by Cabarrus County EMS and the Concord and Landis fire departments. The Landis Fire Department and Odell Volunteer Fire Department provided district coverage.

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