3 crews extinguish Ellerbe fire


William R. Toler | Daily Journal Lt. Travis Monroe of the Northside Volunteer Fire Department sprays down a hotspot at the scene of an abandoned trailer fire early Monday afternoon on Canton Road in Ellerbe. Capt. Chris McLaughlin of the Ellerbe Fire Department said there was no known cause for the blaze. Northside and Mountain Creek volunteer fire departments were called in for mutual aid, as well as a bulldozer from the N.C. Forest Service. One firefighter from Mountain Creek was treated at the scene by FirstHealth EMS for heat exhaustion. Cordova Fire and Rescue brought the county’s rehab center with tents and fans blowing cool, moist air for firefighters to cool down. The temperature was 87 degrees with a heat index of 106. Visit the Richmond County Daily Journal’s Facebook page for more photos from the fire.


William R. Toler | Daily Journal

Lt. Travis Monroe of the Northside Volunteer Fire Department sprays down a hotspot at the scene of an abandoned trailer fire early Monday afternoon on Canton Road in Ellerbe. Capt. Chris McLaughlin of the Ellerbe Fire Department said there was no known cause for the blaze. Northside and Mountain Creek volunteer fire departments were called in for mutual aid, as well as a bulldozer from the N.C. Forest Service. One firefighter from Mountain Creek was treated at the scene by FirstHealth EMS for heat exhaustion. Cordova Fire and Rescue brought the county’s rehab center with tents and fans blowing cool, moist air for firefighters to cool down. The temperature was 87 degrees with a heat index of 106. Visit the Richmond County Daily Journal’s Facebook page for more photos from the fire.

William R. Toler | Daily Journal Lt. Travis Monroe of the Northside Volunteer Fire Department sprays down a hotspot at the scene of an abandoned trailer fire early Monday afternoon on Canton Road in Ellerbe. Capt. Chris McLaughlin of the Ellerbe Fire Department said there was no known cause for the blaze. Northside and Mountain Creek volunteer fire departments were called in for mutual aid, as well as a bulldozer from the N.C. Forest Service. One firefighter from Mountain Creek was treated at the scene by FirstHealth EMS for heat exhaustion. Cordova Fire and Rescue brought the county’s rehab center with tents and fans blowing cool, moist air for firefighters to cool down. The temperature was 87 degrees with a heat index of 106. Visit the Richmond County Daily Journal’s Facebook page for more photos from the fire.
http://www.yourdailyjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_Ellerbe_fire.jpgWilliam R. Toler | Daily Journal Lt. Travis Monroe of the Northside Volunteer Fire Department sprays down a hotspot at the scene of an abandoned trailer fire early Monday afternoon on Canton Road in Ellerbe. Capt. Chris McLaughlin of the Ellerbe Fire Department said there was no known cause for the blaze. Northside and Mountain Creek volunteer fire departments were called in for mutual aid, as well as a bulldozer from the N.C. Forest Service. One firefighter from Mountain Creek was treated at the scene by FirstHealth EMS for heat exhaustion. Cordova Fire and Rescue brought the county’s rehab center with tents and fans blowing cool, moist air for firefighters to cool down. The temperature was 87 degrees with a heat index of 106. Visit the Richmond County Daily Journal’s Facebook page for more photos from the fire.
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