Charlotte police, fire personnel continue to provide services

The City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County Joint Information Center sent an update Wednesday night with a small of what departments and organizations – particularly emergency services – dealt with during the day.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police responded to 209 total accidents, 15 of which included a personal injury, officials said. In addition to responding to calls for service, police and fire personnel will be checking abandoned vehicles for occupants. Those that have been cleared will have a strip of emergency tape tied to the driver’s door.

The Charlotte Fire Department was called to two fire incidents Wednesday afternoon – one in the 1900 block of Beatties Ford Road, the other in the 5000 block of Moose Lane – and department spokesman Mark Basnight said the cause of both remain under investigation.

Department personnel also responded to a partial building collapse at a church around 3 p.m. which Basnight said could possibly be attributed to snow accumulation. There were no injuries.

As of 6 p.m., The American Red Cross and Charlotte Mecklenburg Emergency Management reported 145 people were at the warming center at 618 N. College St, in the Mecklenburg County Homeless Resource Center. The warming station will remain open till noon Thursday.