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House Saved, Barn Lost in Weekend Fires PDF Print
Written by Steve Frank   
Monday, 17 January 2011 07:39

Avery firefighters spent a good part of their evening Sunday saving a home at 9685 Linville Falls Highway.

The 6:19pm call was from a woman who said she received a call from someone at home reporting the smell of burning wiring, prompting the dispatch of Crossnore, Green Valley, Newland and other departments.  Arriving firemen had to deal with icy conditions at the scene, with very limited space for firefighting apparatus—only four-wheel and chained trucks were able to get to the house.  With smoke evident in the house, firemen used thermal imaging cameras to find the source of the fire and put out the fire.

Several Watauga fire departments were called to a fire Saturday afternoon, but it turned out that the already falling-in building was just being cleared.  Meat Camp and Boone Fire were called to the scene just off Appaloosa Trail at about 3:30, that after receiving several reports of a working structure fire at the old barn off N.C. 194 North.
The Watauga Fire Marshall’s office advised the property owner of the legal issues with his burning of the structure—even if it was already on the ground—that while firemen pulled water from a nearby pond to extinguish the blaze.


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