Tuesday, 07 August 2007 05:48
Avery County Fire Marshal David Charles Vance is glad
he’s not in Mitchell County Fire Marshal Eric Wiseman’s shoes.
was pleased with all the assistance Mitchell received battling two blazes that
gutted downtown Spruce Pine, there’s still a long way to go in the
investigation, Vance says. According to Vance, approximately 28 Avery County
firefighters responded to the Saturday fires. The departments represented were
Green Valley, Frank, Newland, Linville, Crossnore and the Ladder Company. “I
felt the mutual aid was very good,” Vance said of his firefighters. While arson
is suspected, nothing has been officially determined.