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Fire Departments Training in Asheboro Today

Fire Departments Training in Asheboro Today

Breaking News
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...
Smoke from Canadian Wildfires Trigger Air Quality Alert

Smoke from Canadian Wildfires Trigger Air Quality Alert

Weather
Smoke from Canadian Wildfires can be seen blanketing Asheboro near the Interstate on June 6th, 2023. (Scott Pelkey / RNN-North State Journal) ASHEBORO N.C. - Smoke from wildfires in eastern Canada has triggered a Code Orange Air Quality alert across much of North Carolina, and tomorrow will be worse with officials already issuing a Code Red Air Quality Alert for Wednesday. Wildfires have burned nearly one million acres over the past two weeks across Western Canada, producing incredibly large plumes of smoke that have stretched across the North American continent, making their way into North Carolina throughout today. The smoke plumes are so large that they were captured on NOAA weather satellite imagery on Monday and can be seen in the video below compiled by the Cooperative Inst...
Smoke, No Fire at Hobby Lobby in Asheboro Overnight

Smoke, No Fire at Hobby Lobby in Asheboro Overnight

News
ASHEBORO N.C. - Firefighters responded to the Hobby Lobby in Asheboro late last night for a fire alarm and found smoke but no fire. Late last night between 10 and 11pm, Asheboro Fire and Rescue Deptartment was dispatched to 1422 E Dixie Dr, in Asheboro for a report of a fire alarm. Crews arrived to find smoke in the building but were not able to locate any fire. According to information from the department this morning, the source of the smoke was determined to be a compacter motor that had locked up. The extent of the damage is undetermined.
Sewer System Smoke Testing Starts in Ramseur Today

Sewer System Smoke Testing Starts in Ramseur Today

Government
Sewer / 'manhole' cover (BGStock72 / Adobe Stock) ASHEBORO N.C. - The town of Ramseur is planning is warning residents that they will be conducting smoke testing of the local sewer system, starting today. According to an announcement on Facebook, starting today, April 3, 2023, the Town of Ramseur will be smoke testing all sanitary sewer lines in this area to locate defects in the sewer system. "The "smoke" that you see coming from the vent stacks on houses or holes in the ground or streets is non-toxic, harmless and creates no fire hazard. Smoke should not enter your house unless you have defective plumbing or dried up drain traps. Should smoke enter your home, you may contact a member of the smoke testing crew working in the area." According to the Town, the information gat...