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Firefighters Respond to Smoke at Asheboro Dollar General

Firefighters Respond to Smoke at Asheboro Dollar General

News
Photo courtesy - Dollar General, Corporate (Newsroom) ASHEBORO N.C. - No one was injured after smoke inside an Asheboro Dollar General resulted in a commercial fire response overnight.   On the evening of November 15th, 2023, the Asheboro Fire and Rescue Department (AFRD) responded to a report of a possible commercial fire at the Dollar General, located at 1450 Zoo Parkway.  Fire crews were dispatched at 8:38 p.m., and the first unit arrived on scene at 8:42 p.m. to find light smoke in the store. The business had been evacuated before the AFRD's arrival and it was determined that the source of the smoke was a malfunctioning freezer. Power was cut to the freezer and crews used fans to ventilate the store to remove the smoke. Six Asheboro Fire & Rescue units with a t...
City of Asheboro Authorizes Offer on Land for New Fire Station / Emergency Center

City of Asheboro Authorizes Offer on Land for New Fire Station / Emergency Center

Government
Ladder 1 at Asheboro Fire & Rescue Station 1 in 2020 (Archive Photo / Acme News) ASHEBORO N.C. - The City of Asheboro has authorized an offer to purchase land on Zoo Parkway for a new Fire Station and Emergency Operations Center with construction set to start as soon as next year.  At the City Council Meeting held on November 8th, 2023, council members voted unanimously to authorize $120,000 from the city’s general fund to make an offer to purchase 3.25 acres of land on Zoo Parkway at Crestview Church Rd.  That land would be used to build a new Fire Station and Emergency Operations Center which is needed to help keep up with increasing call volume and to ensure response times stay at or under five minutes now and into the future.  Those goals are especially ...