Memories from the Past

Black & White Knitting Mill
Statesville, NC

The call came in as a fire at a local knitting mill.  The first units on scene advised a working fire and all units plus off duty personnel were called in on this fire.   All personnel were utilized in the fire.  Everyone was used on the hose.  Statesville Fire Department was the primary department, and county units were put on standby.  Iredell Rescue and Iredell County EMS were on scene for standby.

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Heavy smoke and fire from left corner.

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Heavy smoke developing on right side of building. 

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Looking across front of building.

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Maze of hose around the pumpers.

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All personnel used to fight the fire.

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Fire breaking out on right side of building.

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Plan of attack being discussed among chief and officers.

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Ariel truck setting up to fight fire - watching out for wires.

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Starting the attack on the top of building.

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Getting hose set up for attack.

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Spikes coming off fire gives strange effect.

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Fire raging as fireman hit the base of the fire.

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One of my favorite pictures.  Everyone on the hose.

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Ariel ballet.

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Looking up the ladder.

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