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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Report #091008-010

Charlotte Fire Department

News Media After Action Report


Report # 091008-010

RE: Flash Flood Emergencies/ Multiple locations

Benchmarks
Beginning - 4:00 pm
Ending – 7:00 pm

CFD Personnel/Units
CFD – Numerous

Structure/ Location
• Multiple locations in the 3200 blk of Cullman Ave (36th street)
• 100 blk of E Sugar Creek
• 500 blk of Burroughs St
• N Tryon St, Craighead
• Rescues and evacuations were made in the 4600 block of Hidden Valley Rd, Cinderella Rd, and Snow White Lane.

Cause & Origin/Damage Estimates
Flash flooding

Injuries/Accidents
NO INJURIES

Evacuations/ Persons Displaced
Multiple evacuations made with no shelters established. Temporary displacements.

Incident Synopsis
Just after 4 pm Wednesday afternoon Charlotte Firefighters began receiving numerous calls for service in regards to flash flooding. Over the next three hours Charlotte FF’s & CMPD responded to approximately 40 weather related incidents. Of those 40 incidents, 22 calls for service were for flood emergencies which involved numerous evacuations and rescues using swift water rescue gear and boats. There were NO injuries to citizens or firefighters to report. Fire Department officials would like to remind citizens to avoid crossing standing water in roadways. “Steer Clear, Turn Around, Don’t Drown”.

#END#CFD – PIO - RJB

Report #091008-009

Charlotte Fire Department

News Media After Action Report


Report # 091008-009

RE: House Fire/ 101 Goff Street

Benchmarks
Dispatched – 00:26
First CFD Unit Arrives – 00:29 (Engine 13)
Control Time – 00:49

CFD Personnel/Units
CFD – 32/ 11
Battalions 3, 6, Engines 13, 18, 5, 4, Ladders 13, 18, Rescue 10, Car 805, 806

Structure/ Location
Single family dwelling/ ordinary wood frame construction.

Cause & Origin/Damage Estimates
Intentionally set; $30K in damages

Injuries/Accidents
NO INJURIES

Evacuations/ Persons Displaced
Unoccupied

Smoke Detectors
N/A

Incident Synopsis
FF’s responded to a report of a house fire @ 101 Goff just before 12:30 am Wednesday morning. It took 30 FF’s approximately forty minutes to control this blaze which caused extensive damage and completely gutted this home. The cause of blaze has been determined to be incendiary in nature/ intentionally set. The blaze caused approximately $30k in monetary damages. The home was unoccupied/ abandoned at the time of this incident and there were no injuries to report.


#END#CFD – PIO - MB

Report #091008-008

Charlotte Fire Department

News Media After Action Report


Report # 091008-008

RE: House Fire/ 1147 Hannah Rae Ct

Benchmarks
Dispatched - 21:40
First CFD Unit Arrives – 21:42 (Engine 21)
Control Time – 21:53

CFD Personnel/Units
CFD – 24/10
Battalions 3, 6, Engines 21, 13, 10, 5, Ladder 13, Rescue 10, Car 805, 806

Structure/ Location
Single family one story dwelling of ordinary wood frame construction.

Cause & Origin/Damage Estimates
Remains under investigation

Injuries/Accidents
NO INJURIES

Evacuations/ Persons Displaced
N/A

Smoke Detectors
Undetermined

Incident Synopsis
FF’s responded to a report of a house @ 1147 Hannah Rae Ct late Tuesday evening. It took twenty-four FF’s approximately fifteen minutes to control this blaze which was confined to one side of the home. The origin & cause of blaze remains under investigation and caused an estimated $30K in damages. There were no injuries to report, and the occupants were able to retain residency at this home.

#END#CFD – PIO – MB

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