Thursday, February 14, 2008

More Photos from Yellowtop Mountain









Monday, February 11, 2008

Video: Home Owner from Yellowtop Mountain

Robert Balken of the Yellowtop Mountain Community in Rutherford County talks about the fire near his home.
video

Photos from Yellowtop Mountain
















Sunday, February 10, 2008

Red Flag Warning: Photo of Fires and down powerline








Photo of from a fire on Mooresboro road and a powerline down on Polkville Road.

This is the Red FlagWarning from the National Weather Service
weather.gov National Weather ServiceWatches, Warnings & Advisories

3 products issued by NWS for: 2 Miles N Shelby NC
Red Flag WarningRED FLAG WARNING
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREENVILLE-SPARTANBURG SC
316 PM EST SUN FEB 10 2008
...DRY AND WINDY CONDITIONS TO CONTINUE INTO THE LATE EVENING
HOURS...
...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS
EVENING...
A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EST THIS EVENING
FOR MUCH OF THE WESTERN CAROLINASVERY WINDY CONDITIONS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL CONTINUEINTO THE EVENING HOURS...MAINTAINING CRITICAL FIRE WEATHERCONDITIONS OVER THE WESTERN CAROLINAS. WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDSWILL GUST OVER 50 MPH ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS AND WESTERNFOOTHILLS...AND UP TO 40 TO 45 MPH FARTHER TO THE EAST. WINDSWILL SLOWLY DIMINISH AFTER SUNSET...THOUGH LOCATIONS IN THEMOUNTAINS AND ALONG THE EASTERN ESCARPMENT WILL REMAIN WINDY WELLINTO THE EVENING HOURS
A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONSARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OFSTRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILLCREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

LAST UPDATE: Fire Photos









Information below by City Editor Graham Cawthon. See his blog here: http://gcawthonstar.blogspot.com/ Also check http://www.shelbystar.com/ for more info.
Neighbors stood outside and watched as two, possibly three, mobile homes became engulfed in thick, ash-filled white smoke following a fire Thursday afternoon. Ashley Murray, who lives nearby the mobile homes on Gaffney Road, south of the Broad River Greenway, said she had just returned home from work when she saw the flames. Firefighters were called to the sparsely populated mobile home park around 4:30 p.m. In all, about a dozen emergency vehicles responded from the Boiling Springs Rural and Shanghai volunteer departments as well as the Grassy Pond volunteer department from just across the South Carolina border. Initial reports indicated no one was inside the homes at the time of the fire. Thick bushes blocked the damaged homes from the rest of the mobile home park. Christopher Speicher, 15, said he was nearby playing basketball with friends when he heard a loud boom. He said he then called 911. “I think there’s another one back there,” Speicher said of the homes damaged. “I think there’s three.” Speicher, who lives close to the homes damaged Thursday, said he didn’t know the people who lived there and rarely saw them. Firefighters at the scene were unavailable for comment. Attempts to contact the Boiling Springs Rural Fire Department - which led the investigation - were not successful Thursday.







Please check http://www.shelbystar.com/ for updates on this story.

Video of Neighbors talking about fire.

Neighbors talk about the two mobile homes on fire south of Boiling Springs.

video
Christopher Speicher, 15, said he was nearby playing basketball with friends when he heard a loud boom. He said he then called 911. “I think there’s another one back there,” Speicher said of the homes damaged

Two Mobile Homes on Fire near Boiling Springs


Two Mobile home on fire of Gaffney Highway south of Boiling Spring.

see http://www.shelbystar.com/ for more info.