Kinston, NC – On January 28th, 2014 at approximately 8pm, North Lenoir Fire & Rescue was dispatched to a reported residential structure fire at 2157 Crescent Drive. The first arriving officer reported heavy smoke and flames coming from the chimney and attic. Response and fire attack were hampered by inclement weather, icy roads, and high winds.
Engine 1, Engine 3, Tanker 2, Rescue 1, and 21 firefighters responded to the scene to battle the blaze. All occupants escaped and no firefighter injuries were reported. There was heavy damage to the single story, 1600 sqft residence. Crews were on scene for approximately 2 hours for extensive salvage and overhaul.
North Lenoir Fire & Rescue was assisted by Hugo Fire & Rescue and the Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office.