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Woman Arrested After Police Say She Set 5 Separate Fires Last Week

Woman Arrested After Police Say She Set 5 Separate Fires Last Week

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - A woman was arrested after police say she set 5 separate fires in the Asheboro area that all occurred on the same day and in the same area. Police began investigating on March 3rd after fire crews and the Fire Marshal's Office called the Randolph County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations and Crime Scene Division to the scene of a fire on Cedar Grove Drive Extension in Asheboro. Fire crews reported five separate and distinct fires with one spreading to a vacant outbuilding, a second fire ignited three vehicles and the three other fires burned wooded areas. No injuries from the incident. Police began investigating the fires as arson that day. Tierra Shannice Smith During that investigation, detectives with the Sheriff’s Office say they were able to generate a susp...
Fire Marshal Investigating Building Fire At Tot Hill Farm Golf Course

Fire Marshal Investigating Building Fire At Tot Hill Farm Golf Course

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Photo Provided By Kim Rush Hoogkamp ASHEBORO N.C. - The Randolph County Fire Marshal's Office (RCFMO) is trying to determine what sparked a fire at a maintenance building at the Tot Hill Farm Golf Course earlier this week. Randolph County 911 received the first call about the fire at 11:36am on Tuesday, January 25, 2022. The caller reported a building was on fire at at 2382 Doul Mtn. Rd at the Tot Hill Farm Golf Course. Crews from Ulah, East Side and Westside Fire Departments all responded along with Randolph County EMS and Emergency Management. Kim Rush Hoogkamp who nearby, captured several photos showing the aftermath of the fire. The building which was a barn built by her father in the 1980’ was used by the golf course as a maintenance building. Officials say the fire was ...
Sunday House Fire Sends 3 People To Hospital

Sunday House Fire Sends 3 People To Hospital

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Fire hoses at a fire engine,(Семен Саливанчук/Adobe Stock) ASHEBORO N.C. - Investigators with the Fire Marshal’s office are trying to determine what started a house fire Sunday that sent 3 people to the hospital. According to the Randolph County Fire Marshal’s Office, on Sunday at 11:35AM crews from Staley, Liberty and Franklinville Fire Departments responded to a call for a residential structure fire on White Lake Dr. When firefighters arrived they found a working fire at a single story home. At the time of the fire there were 7 adults in the home. All occupants were able to exit the structure. One occupant was transported to the hospital by Randolph County EMS with burns to the lower legs and two others were transported for smoke inhalation. The American Red Cross was called to as...
Burn Ban Lifted For 67 Counties (Including Randolph) At Noon Today

Burn Ban Lifted For 67 Counties (Including Randolph) At Noon Today

News
ASHEBORO N.C. — Effective today at noon the NC Forestry Service and the Randolph County, NC – Effective at 12 p.m. Monday, December 13, the N.C. Forest Service and the Randolph County Fire Marshal have lifted the ban on all open burning for Randolph County. As of 12 p.m., burn permits are available in Randolph County. You can obtain a burn permit from any authorized permitting agent or online at www.ncforestservice.gov/burnpermit. All burn permits previously issued in Randolph County prior to the ban were cancelled. A new, valid permit must be obtained prior to burning.Email from Randolph County Fire Marshal Office Citizens with questions regarding open burning can contact the Randolph County Fire Marshal’s Office at 336-318-6914 or the NC Forest Service in Randolph County at 3...
Woman Charged In Connection With Asheboro House Fire

Woman Charged In Connection With Asheboro House Fire

Crime
ASHEBORO N.C. - A woman has been charged in connection with a house fire back on Sunday in Asheboro. Thats according to the Randolph County Sheriff's Office who in a press release said that on November 28, 2021 they responded to the scene of a house fire at the request of the Fire Marshal Investigator. That investigation, a team effort between the Fire Marshal’s Office and the Criminal Investigations Detectives, determined that Laura Nicole Gunter had intentionally set fire to the home on Staleys Farm Rd., in Asheboro. Gunter was arrested and transported to the Randolph County Jail where the magistrate found probable cause for charge of Felony Fraudulently Burning Dwelling. She was issued a $2,500 secured bond and a first appearance yesterday on November 29, 2021, in Randolph County D...
Mother & Son Injured In House Fire

Mother & Son Injured In House Fire

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ASHEBORO NC – A mother and son had to be airlifted to a nearby hospital Wednesday afternoon after escaping a house fire. Randolph County 911 received a frantic call from the homeowner that her house was on fire at 2:12 PM. Staley Fire Department was dispatched to the house which was on Old Coleridge Rd, close to the Chatham County line and the first engine checked enroute in just slightly over one minute. Responding fire fighters reported seeing smoke from the fire one mile away, and reported flames coming through the roof when they arrived. According to the Randolph County Fire Marshals office a mother and her son were occupants of the residence at the time of the fire and were and were able to escape the home. Randolph County 911 call logs reported that both sustained smoke inhala...
Firefighters Battle Semi-Truck Fire & The Heat

Firefighters Battle Semi-Truck Fire & The Heat

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Tractor Trailer Fire - US Hwy 64 East, Franklinville (Scott Pelkey / Acme News)Tractor Trailer Fire - US Hwy 64 East, Franklinville (Scott Pelkey / Acme News)Tractor Trailer Fire - US Hwy 64 East, Franklinville (Scott Pelkey / Acme News)Tractor Trailer Fire - US Hwy 64 East, Franklinville (Scott Pelkey / Acme News) ASHEBORO NC (ACME NEWS) – This afternoon firefighters battled a semi-truck fire and the heat. Just before 3:30 PM Randolph County 911 was notified of a semi-truck on fire. The vehicle was in the parking lot of the Deep River Rail Trail on Hwy 64 E, just prior to the Ramseur city limits. When the Franklinville Fire Department arrived they reported the truck was fully involved. The fire was knocked down within minutes. Once the fire was out the heat became the next problem. ...