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Tuesday, December 31, 2013 Shortly after noon Lake Norman Fire/Rescue, Shepherds, and Mount Mourne were dispatched to a reported house fire at 102 Brownstone Dr. While responding DC N. Brawley reported visible smoke from Brawley School Rd and requested Mooresville Eng 2 to be added to the call. Shortly after dispatch DC N. Brawley arrived on scene with a working fire to a large 2 story residence and established the Brownstone command. While command was performing a walk around LKN Ladder 1 (led by Chief A. Weatherman) arrived and deployed a handline to the front door for extinguishment. A second alarm was also transmitted. Shepherds Eng 2 and Mount Mourne Eng 1arrived shortly after and deployed a backup lines to assist Ladder 1. While attempting a knockdown Ladder 1 reported that conditions inside were worsening and that they had backed out and gone defensive. Command ordered defensive only attack. Ladder 1′s aerial was deployed but do to strong winds the master stream was not effective. An extensive defensive operation including handlines and streams from on scene marine units brought the fire under control. At this time the cause is still under investigation by the Iredell County Fire Marshal’s Office.

Lake Norman: Ladder 1, Eng 1&2, Marine 1, Squad 1

Shepherds: Eng 2&3, T1, U2

Mount Mourne: Eng 1, Tower Ladder 1

Mooresville: Eng 2&5, Batt 1

South Iredell: Eng 3

Cornelius: Fire Boat 4

Denver: Fire Boat 13