Fire breaks out at residence located outside Albemarle

Published 10:12 am Monday, November 15, 2021

Firefighters from around Stanly collaborated Friday to put out a house fire on the eastern borders of Albemarle.

According to Stanly County Assistant Fire Marshal Evan Faulkner, the fire started at a residence on Sweet Home Church Road just outside of Albemarle at approximately 10:22 a.m. Faulkner said the fire took approximately 30 minutes to put out.

East Side VFD first responded to the fire, assisted by Albemarle, Badin and Southside fire departments. The Bethany and Endy fire departments were on standby as well. Other emergency personnel at the fire included the Stanly County EMS, the Sheriff’s Office and the Stanly County Fire Marshal.

According to Faulkner, the home was occupied at the time of the call, and the occupants got out of the residence without needing treatment from EMS personnel. The American Red Cross is assisting the family.

Faulkner said the entire house suffered heat and smoke damage, and he did not have a dollar amount on the damage but personally would “call it a total loss.”

The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

About Charles Curcio

Charles Curcio was the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press from 1999-2001 and has currently served in the same capacity since 2008. He was awarded the NCHSAA Tim Stevens Media Representative of the Year and named CNHI Sports Editor of the Year in 2014. He has also been honored four times by the North Carolina Press Association.

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