Category Archives: FIRE

FIRE IN BAYBORO!

The response to the fire was quick and massive. BAYBORO — On Wednesday about noon, the Pamlico County 911 Communication Center received a 911 call in reference to a structure fire at 393 Cowell Loop Road in Bayboro. During the 911 call, the dispatcher received information that there were two victims within the house, along with several animals. The dispatcher quickly dispatched several fire departments, Pamlico Rescue and Pamlico County Sheriff Deputies to assist. Upon arrival, Deputies noticed smoke exiting the house from all windows and doors. Deputies quickly entered the resi…

Fire in Reelsboro requires aid from all of county’s volunteer fire departments

The house, seen here before the fire, is located on the south side on Highway 55 between Reelsboro and Olympia. REELSBORO – A residential fire Tuesday afternoon at 5152 Highway 55 in Reelsboro triggered a massive response. At one point, all of Pamlico County’s nine volunteer fire departments were on the scene – including more than 20 emergency vehicles and approximately 40 firefighters. One middle-aged white male – with what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries – was transported by the Pamlico County Rescue Squad to Carolina East Medical Center. At the 40-minute mark of…

Lower rates for Arapahoe fire insurance

BY Chris Murray, Fire Marshal Pamlico County Emergency Management ARAPAHOE – The Arapahoe Fire District, which comprises most Pamlico County’s southwest corner, was graded over a period of four days in March of 2017 in efforts to improve the area’s insurance rating within the jurisdiction. Items considered during this inspection were: County Water System and Availability, 911 Communications, equipment, personnel, training, response times, reporting, and administrative procedures. The results of this grading inspection were several years in the making, slightly postpon…

Arsonist receives prison term

SCOTT E. THOMAS  DISTRICT ATTORNEY State of North Carolina General Court of Justice New Bern, North Carolina – District Attorney Scott Thomas announced that, in Craven Superior Court yesterday, ELIJAH LOU PARENTE, 25, of New Bern, was convicted upon his guilty plea to two counts of arson, and was sentenced to prison. Superior Court Judge Ben Alford presided over this term of court, and the cases were prosecuted in court by Assistant District Attorneys Robert McAfee and Terry Light. In September, 2015, Parente intentionally set a fire inside an apartment on Red Robin Lane in New Bern, and…

Massive, wind-fanned fire destroys home in Oriental

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Cedar Island Fatal Fire

Carteret County Sheriff’s Office Major Jason A. Wank, Chief Detective 304 Craven Street * Beaufort, NC 28516 (252) 728-8400 RELEASE DATE: 06/10/2016 On Friday, 06/10/2016, at 4:48 am fire departments from Cedar Island, Sea Level, Stacy, and Atlantic responded to a house fire at 111 Briar Patch Rd in Cedar Island. Fire officials and law enforcement personnel were notified that the home may have been occupied by at least one person and a dog. Sheriff’s Detective Lt. Michael Panzarella and Fire Marshall Eddie Lewis confirm that one person perished in the fire and has since been removed fro…

PRESS RELEASE – Deadly Fire at Apartment Complex in New Bern

Pamlico County, NC – Structure Fire (Fatality) 5 January 2016

For Immediate Release: Pamlico County, NC – Structure Fire (Fatality) 5-January-2016 On Tuesday, January 05, 2016 at 0925 hours, Pamlico County Volunteer Fire Departments (Vandemere, Triangle, Goose Creek Island and Pamlico County Rescue Squad) with an initial “Tanker Task Force” Alarm for Grantsboro-Silverhill and Reelsboro Fire Departments were dispatched to 282 Swan Point Rd. in the Maribel Community of Bayboro, NC. Initial reports of Fire Conditions and confirmation of a victim entrapped within the structure constituted a Mutual Aid “All Hands…

‘Wet-down’ christens new substation

RIVER DUNES –Pamlico County relies upon volunteer fire departments – nine total – to cope with all types of emergencies. And, the department tasked with protecting the biggest, most valuable chunk of homes — Southeast Pamlico Volunteer Fire Department – christened a three-bay substation Saturday. Alton Spruill, chief of Station 19, praised River Dunes property owners and River Dunes Corp. for their roles in the effort. “River Dunes played a big part in helping with the vision of this substation,” said Spruill. “Everybody who owns property in this area pays a fire di…

Fire wreaks havoc

Community responds to needs of family By Jeff Aydelette | Staff Writer MERRITT – A devastating fire Sunday night that wrecked the home and lives of two brothers and their grandparents triggered an outpouring of community support over the last three days. Arapahoe Charter School where Lance is a sixth-grader, and Pamlico Middle School where Tom is an eighth-grade football player, are at the forefront of the recovery efforts. The boys are in temporary housing, thanks to the largesse of a Charter School family. And, the grandparents are in Red Cross-paid hotel accommodations in Oriental. B…
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