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2019 Incidents
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2018 Incidents
Jan 47
Feb 42
Mar 48
Apr 39
May 48
Jun 47
Jul 51
Aug 47
Sep 54
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Nov 45
Dec 55
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Spring Cleaning: Fire Hazards

February 23

We are approaching that time of year; opening windows, decluttering from another winter, and welcoming the spring with open arms. With this "spring cleaning" comes many fire hazards that people may often overlook.

Ventilation system filters should be inspected and changed. Dust accumulation can cause a severe fire hazard.

It doesn't stop there.

Check other areas of your home, such as the ventilation ... (Full Story)

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February 12

At approximately 7:06am, Blacksburg units were dispatched to 914 N. Mountain Street in reference to an odor of gas. On arrival, units inspected a gas-powered grill in the kitchen area that had residual gas odor around it. Units cut off gas at the main valve just behind the grill. The exterior gas meter was examined as well. No evidence of leaking was identified. Gas meters were deployed and air quality ... (Full Story & Photos)

Electrical Wheelchair Fire

February 12

At approximately 9:48am, units were dispatched to reports of a vehicle fire involving an electrical wheelchair. On arrival, the wheelchair was noted emitting smoke and fire. The occupant was located approximately 10 feet from the wheelchair on the ground. The occupant stated he did not suffer any injury and declined medical treatment. Units deployed a Carbon Dioxide (C02) fire extinguisher and extinguished ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption Fuel Spill assist with Buffalo VFD

January 21

At approximately 9:30, Blacksburg hazmat was requested to respond to a spill involving an 18 wheeler at the highway 18 and highway 5 intersection in rural Blacksburg.

On arrival, UN placards indicated the product in the trailer was a Class 8, or, corrosive product. Units dammed the runoff and provided defensive hazmat operations.

Ultimate control of clean up was given to DHEC and Cherokee County ... (Full Story & Photos)


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January 17

On 1/16/2019 at about 7:02pm, Blacksburg units were alarmed to a structure fire on the 800 block of W. Pine Street.

Upon arrival, moderate smoke was emitting from the front and eves of the structure, a double story residential dwelling.

Crews immediately deployed two attack lines and conducted interior attack and search operations. Due to the difficult access to the second story, due to destruction ... (Full Story & Photos)

Fuel Spill on N. Mountain St.

January 03

Blacksburg units were dispatched to N. Mountain St in reference to a fuel spill.

On arrival, multiple gallons of an unknown substance were found spread across the Flying J truck stop and down highway 5.

SCDOT was notified for clean up. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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No Caption 2- Vehicle Accident with one minor injury

November 14

On 11/13 2018 at approximately 11 a.m. Blacksburg units for dispatch to the intersection of Highway 29 and Moss Crossing in reference to a motor vehicle accident.

Upon arrival one minor injury was reported. The patient was transported non-emergent to Mary Black of Gaffney.

Units then rendered the vehicle safe and directed traffic until the vehicles were removed from the scene.

With the fall and ... (Full Story & Photos)

3- Vehicle Motor Vehicle Accident Sends One To Hospital

October 27

On 10/26/2018 at approximately 4:40pm, units were dispatched to the 900 block of North Mountain Street in reference to a three-vehicle motor vehicle accident.

Upon arrival, units assessed the the people involved in the accident and determined that there was only one minor injury. That person was transported non-emergent to the hospital.

Units then cleaned up the area of any debris that was left ... (Full Story & Photos)

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October 16

Once a year, all department across Cherokee County, SC come together to host our Annual Firefighter Games, which were held at Lowes of Gaffney this year. All department that attended had a great time as we competed in various event including: Bunker Gear Drills, Hose Rolls, and The Bucket Brigade Challenge. As the spectators watched and observed as the firefighter enjoyed and competed in each event, ... (Full Story & Photos)

Landing Zone Mutual Aid With Buffalo Fire

October 16

On October 15th at approximately 9:50 a.m. Blacksburg Fire Personnel were dispatched to the intersection of Highway 18 and Bridges Road to establish a landing Zone for two patients who have been involved in a motor vehicle accident.

Personnel quickly establish a landing Zone and assisted in the landing of two helicopters which were critical to the transport of two seriously injured patients. Unfortunately ... (Full Story & Photos)

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3 vehicle collision sends two to hospital

October 12

At approximately 1:00pm, Blacksburg units responded to reports of an accident with injuries on the 1300 block of W. Cherokee St.

On arrival, three vehicles were noted in the north bound lane of highway 29. A chain reaction had occurred, resulting in one vehicle striking the one in front of it. The two passengers in the front vehicle were transported with minor injuries.

It is important to remember ... (Full Story)

19th Annual Cherokee County Firefighter Games

October 06

Come out and support Cherokee County's Volunteer Fire Departments, as we hold our 19th Annual Firefighter Games on October 6th, 2018 starting at 9:30am in the parking lot of Lowes Home Improvement. All departments will be in representations as we compete and display our daily tactics and skills that we possess to helps keep our county safe. Fire trucks will be on display, fire prevention will be available ... (Full Story & Photos)

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September 23

On 9/22/18 at approximately 3:00pm, Blacksburg units responded to a report of fuel leaking from the pumps at the BP on N. Mountain St.

Upon arrival, units quickly deployed oil dry and pads to contain the fuel.

Certain fuels are called hydrocarbons. This means that they do no dissolve or mix with water. In the event of a fuel leak, do not attempt to dissolve or disperse fuel with water. This can ... (Full Story & Photos)

Copperhead Bite Airlifts One

September 17

On 9/17/2018, at approximately 9:20pm, Blacksburg units responded to reports of a snake bite at Food Lion parking lot.

Upon arrival, units made contact with a male patient with a wound to his ankle. Patient was able to tell personnel that he was bitten as he was taking the trash out. The snake was recovered from his home, and confirmed to be a copperhead snake.

The patient was then airlifted to ... (Full Story)

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September 12

Good afternoon Blacksburg/Cherokee County Citizens. We would like to keep everyone up to date with the current Hurricane predictions and shelter/evacuation process in the Blacksburg area. There will be predetermine locations for those who seek shelter during the storm per Emergency Management (EM). Once these locations are open, we will notify everyone of these locations. As the Blacksburg Fire Department ... (Full Story & Photos)

Structure Fire

July 23

At approximately 10:50 p.m. on July 22nd station 9 responded along with CKC Buffalo and Antioch fire departments referencing a structure fire on the corner of West Carolina Street and North Chester Street.

Upon arrival light smoke was showing from the residence. Units quickly made entry and found a laundry basket on fire. The basket was removed with minimal damage to the house itself. Everyone exited ... (Full Story & Photos)

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June 23

Come out and enjoy the Classic Car Show Sponsored by The Blacksburg Business Association, WiSe Fire Cafe, and The other side of the River Museum. This event will be held Saturday June 23rd from 6:00pm - 10:00pm. Also, The Blacksburg Fire Department will be selling HOTDOG and HAMBURGER plates on this evening as well as a fundraiser that will help the fire department. Come out and enjoy the event.... (Full Story & Photos)

minor accident with no injuries

June 13

On 6/8/2018, Blacksburg Fire responded to the 300 block of Cherokee Street in reference to a 2 car motor vehicle accident.

On arrival, all occupied were out of the vehicle, with no injuries reported.

Crews contained leaking fluids from both vehicles and assisted in traffic control.

... (Full Story & Photos)

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May 18

Broad River Electric has scheduled an extended service outage for members in the North Blacksburg and Grover areas.

Weather permitting, this outage will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, May 18. The loss of service could be as long as 8 hours for some members.

This planned outage is required so that Broad River Electric’s power supplier can perform scheduled maintenance on essential equipment.

Who ... (Full Story & Photos)


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