Crews extinguish3 Labor Day fires

By: Staff report
Photo courtesy of Linda Strine Crews work to extinguish an engine fire in Roberdel on Monday.

ROCKINGHAM — While some people were enjoying a day off work to celebrate the unofficial end of summer, firefighters were busy responding to calls Monday afternoon.

The Rockingham Fire Department responded to an outside fire around noon at 207 South Grove Ave., according to Lt. Wayne Covington, who added it appears to have been intentionally set and is under investigation with the Rockingham Police Department.

Covington said crews responded to two other calls around 2 p.m.

The engine of a 2000 Plymouth Breeze caught fire near the Roberdel laundromat. Covington said the damage was kept under the hood and did not spread to the rest of the car.

There was also a stove fire at 113 Kennedy St. that Covington said “just smoked up” the inside of the home.

He said there were no injuries in any of the incidents.

Fire departments in Ellerbe, Cordova and Hamlet reported no incidents by 6:30 p.m.

Richmond County Emergency Services took 17 calls between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m., according to Director Donna Wright.

Photo courtesy of Linda Strine Crews work to extinguish an engine fire in Roberdel on Monday.
https://www.yourdailyjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_carfire_roberdel.jpgPhoto courtesy of Linda Strine Crews work to extinguish an engine fire in Roberdel on Monday.

Staff report