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No Injuries After Fire at Georgia Pacific Plant in Asheboro

No Injuries After Fire at Georgia Pacific Plant in Asheboro

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(Stock Photo / Acme News Archive) ASHEBORO N.C. – No one was injured after a reported commercial fire at the Georgia Pacific Plant in Asheboro earlier this week. On January 29th, 2024, at 1:01 p.m. Asheboro Fire and Rescue Department (AFRD) was dispatched to a commercial fire at 200 McDowell Rd. The first unit arrived on scene at 1:04 p.m., reporting nothing showing from the exterior of the building. A representative with the company told fire crews there was a fire in one of the machines at the plant. Firefighters were able to locate and extinguish the fire and the incident was under control at 1:20 p.m. All personnel from the plant had been evacuated prior to the arrival of the fire department, and no injuries were reported. In total, 8 AFRD apparatus with nineteen per...
Fire at Asheboro Home Leaves One Dead, Police Say

Fire at Asheboro Home Leaves One Dead, Police Say

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ASHEBORO N.C. - Police are investigating a fire at an Asheboro home that left one person dead. According to the Asheboro Police Department, on January 23rd, 2024, at around 3:30pm, officers were dispatched to 308 South Park Street at the request of the Asheboro Fire Department. When officers arrived, they learned the victim was sitting in a wheelchair on the front porch of a residence when a fire started in, or around, the wheelchair.  The victim was transported to a local medical facility where he died from his injuries.  Officers identified the individual as Roman Aleksander Stobnicki and say detectives from the department’s Criminal Investigations Division are investigating the case to determine the origins of the fire and the circumstances surrounding the inciden...
Chemical Spill and Fire at Energizer Plant 2 Triggers Evacuation / Fire Response

Chemical Spill and Fire at Energizer Plant 2 Triggers Evacuation / Fire Response

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[Scott Pelkey | North State Journal] ASHEBORO N.C. – A fire and chemical spill at Energizer Plant 2 triggered an evacuation of the plant and a large response from the Asheboro and Randleman Fire Departments on Wednesday evening. On Wednesday, January 10th, 2024, at 4:47 p.m. Asheboro Fire and Rescue was dispatched to a commercial fire alarm at Energizer Plant 2, located at 419 Art Bryan Dr, in Asheboro. While Asheboro Fire units were enroute the fire alarm was upgraded to a commercial fire and fire crews from Randleman Fire Department were added to the response. AFRD personnel arrived on scene at 4:50 p.m. and found no smoke or fire from the exterior.  According to a press release from AFRD, Energizer personnel spoke with fire crews at the scene and notified them they...
No Injuries after Fire at Georgia Pacific 

No Injuries after Fire at Georgia Pacific 

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Fire Hose - Stock Photo (Acme News Archive) ASHEBORO N.C. - No one was injured during a commercial fire at Georgia Pacific Wednesday evening, according to Asheboro Fire & Rescue Department.  On Wednesday November 29th, 2023, at 7:40 p.m. crews from the Asheboro Fire and Rescue Department responded to Georgia Pacific, located at 200 McDowell Rd, for a report of a commercial fire.  According to information released by the department, the first unit arrived on scene just three minutes after dispatch to find a small fire in a cardboard cutting machine.  Firefighters were able to gain access to, and extinguish, the fire by 9:19 pm.  In total seven units, consisting of seventeen personnel from Asheboro Fire & Rescue were on scene, along with a Randolph Coun...
Much Needed Rain on the Way, Bringing Threat of Severe Weather

Much Needed Rain on the Way, Bringing Threat of Severe Weather

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Fire fighters on the scene of an out building fire on Oakland Ave on Sat Nov 18th, 2023. [Scott Pelkey | North State Journal] ASHEBORO N.C. - Fire crews have been dealing with brush and forest fires locally and across the state this month and much-needed rain in the forecast should bring some relief, along with the threat of severe weather.  A local weather station, part of the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS), recorded only 0.06” of rainfall since the beginning of November. Going back to October 1st, only around 1.5” of rainfall has been recorded in Randolph County. Those dry conditions have kept local firefighters busy. According to officials at Randolph County Emergency Services, as of Nov 13th, firefighters in Randolph County had responded to ove...
[UPDATED] Vehicle Fire at Asheboro Mechanic Shop Triggers Commercial Fire Response

[UPDATED] Vehicle Fire at Asheboro Mechanic Shop Triggers Commercial Fire Response

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ARTICLE UPDATEDThis article has been partially re-written with updated information. ASHEBORO N.C. - Just before 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon, fire crews with the Asheboro Fire Rescue Department responded to 1233 N Fayetteville St for a report of a vehicle on fire inside of a bay at a mechanic shop. According to a press release, AFRD units arrived on scene at 3:50 p.m. to find a truck on fire inside a building. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire and set up ventilation to clear the building of smoke. The cause of the incident was unintentional, and damages were estimated at $3,000. Reports indicate there were no injuries. Both southbound lanes of N Fayetteville St, were closed and vehicles were detoured onto the turning lane while crews were on-scene. ...
Asheboro Fire Responds to Vehicle Fire at Energizer Plant 1

Asheboro Fire Responds to Vehicle Fire at Energizer Plant 1

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Firefighters put out a vehicle fire at Energizer Plant 1's employee parking on Aug 25th, 2023. [Scott Pelkey | North State Journal] ASHEBORO N.C. - Asheboro Firefighters are on the scene of a vehicle fire in the employee parking lot at Energizer Plant #1 that triggered an evacuation of the plant after the fire alarm was triggered. At around 6 p.m. on Friday Aug 25th, 2023, Firefighters with Asheboro Fire/Rescue responded to Energizer Plant #1, located at 800 Albemarle Rd, for a vehicle fire in the employee parking. The fire alarm at the plant was triggered and employees were evacuating as firefighters worked to extinguish the vehicle fire. It's unknow at this time if there are any injuries or what may have sparked the fire. This is a developing story, and more information ...
Fire Departments Training in Asheboro Today

Fire Departments Training in Asheboro Today

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ASHEBORO N.C. - Local firefighters from several local departments are conducting live fire training today in Asheboro resulting in heavy smoke being seen in the area. A notice posted on Westside Fire & Rescue's Facebook page indicates that along with mutual aid departments, fire crews will be conducting live fire training evolutions at 115 McMaster Street in Asheboro, NC, beginning around 9:00 AM on Saturday, August 12, 2023. 8/11/2023Subject: Public Notice of Live Fire TrainingLocation: 155 McMaster StreetThe purpose of this post is to inform the public that members of Westside Fire & Rescue and along with mutual aid departments will be conducting live fire training evolutions at 115 McMaster Street in Asheboro, NC beginning around 9:00 AM on Saturday, August 12, 2023...
Fire Crews Responds to Commercial Fire in Asheboro

Fire Crews Responds to Commercial Fire in Asheboro

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[Scott Pelkey | North State Journal] ASHEBORO N.C. - Fire crews in Asheboro are on the scene of a commercial equipment fire that is under control at this time. Just before 5:30 pm, Randolph County 911 dispatched Asheboro Fire/Rescue to 2503 N Fayetteville St, located near the intersection of Pineview St, at Covanta Enviromental Solutions. Callers reported a fire inside a piece of machinery at the business. Asheboro Fire/Rescue's on scene command reported the fire under control at around 6 pm. No injuries have been reported so far. This is a developing story, and more information will be provided as it is made available. UPDATE 5/15/23 4:30 PM - Asheboro Fire/Rescue Department has released details about the fire on May 10th, 2023, at Covanta Enviromental Solutions. ...
Fire at Substation/Power Outages Saturday Blamed on High Winds

Fire at Substation/Power Outages Saturday Blamed on High Winds

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Asheboro East Power Substation [Scott Pelkey | North State Journal] ASHEBORO N.C. - A fire at a power substation in Asheboro that left over 6,000 customers without power Saturday evening was caused by high winds. On April 1st, 2023, just after 7pm, Asheboro Fire and Rescue (AFRD) was dispatched to a report of a fire at the Asheboro East Power Substation on Spring St. Randolph County Emergency Services advised responding units that 911 callers had reported hearing an explosion, followed by a power outage in the area. Other callers were reporting a fire at, or near, the substation. According to Samantha East, Public Information Officer for the Asheboro Fire/Rescue Dept, "units arrived on scene to find a small area of grass burning inside the substation that was not a threat to ...