Fire breaks out at residence located outside Albemarle

Published 10:12 am Monday, November 15, 2021

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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 has served as the sports editor of the Stanly News & Press for more than 16 years and has written numerous news and feature storeis as well. 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 won an award from Boone Newspapers, and has won four North Carolina Press Association awards.

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