Kinston, NC – On Saturday, April 5th, 2014, at approximately 1:30pm, North Lenoir Fire & Rescue was dispatched to a reported residential structure fire at 2016 Ham Street. Units quickly arrived on scene to find a heavily involved mobile home. The fire was also impinging on an adjacent structure and a utility pole.
Engine 1, Engine 11, Engine 2, Engine 22, Tanker 1, Rescue 1, Squad 2, and approximately 20 firefighters responded to the scene. All occupants escaped unharmed and no firefighter injuries were reported. There was heavy damage to the home and contents. Crews were on scene for approximately 1.5 hours for salvage, overhaul, and investigation. The fire was caused by an electrical short.
North Lenoir Fire & Rescue was assisted by Hugo Fire & Rescue, Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office, NC Highway Patrol, and the American Red Cross.
View footage from the scene on YouTube at http://youtu.be/0N9nd1NlGN8