Fire destroys home near Lake Norman

Fire destroys home near Lake Norman

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by WCNC.com Staff

WCNC.com

Posted on May 22, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 22 at 8:41 PM

MOUNT MOURNE, N.C. -- Eight fire departments helped battle a two-alarm blaze in the Mount Mourne area of Iredell County Wednesday afternoon.

(Click here to view photos from AirStar of the scene)

Just before 5 p.m., Mount Mourne volunteer firefighters were dispatched to a home in the 200 block of Eastport Lane, near Highway 115.

The rural neighborhood had no fire hydrants and Mount Mourne VFD had to shuttle water -- which is standard procedure -- from a hydrant to the scene using eight tanker trucks.

Neighbors told NBC Charlotte that the home belonged to an elderly couple, Fred and Marion Baldwin, who ran a business from the garage attached to the home.  Firefighters said the home and garage are a total loss.

Crews fought the fire for two hours before they were able to control it.  No one was injured and the Iredell County Fire Marshal's Office is currently conducting an investigation.

The Mount Mourne VFD, Davidson, South Iredell, Sheperds, Lake Norman, Mooresville, Huntersville and Cornelius Fire Departments all responded to the fire.

 

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