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Firefighters Sent To Hospital Following Debris Fire

A fire that sent two firefighters to the hospital is under investigation by the Iredell County Fire Marshal’s Office. Two Mooresville firefighters were treated at a local hospital Tuesday (July 2) for injuries sustained while on the scene of a large debris fire.

Mount Mourne Fire Department personnel and nearby departments were dispatched at 11:52 a.m. for what was initially reported as a structure fire at 130 Ritchie Foam Lane.
Arriving crews found a large outside debris fire, and a second alarm was broadcast due to the size of the fire. The information comes from a Mount Mourne Fire Department news release, Mooresville Fire & Rescue and a published report at

The fire was extinguished by 12:36 p.m. Assisting agencies included Mooresville Fire-Rescue, South Iredell Fire-Rescue, Davidson Fire Department, Cornelius-Lemley Fire-Rescue, Iredell County EMS, Iredell County Fire Marshal’s Office, Iredell County Emergency Management and the Mooresville Police Department.

Photo courtesy of Mount Mourne Fire Department Facebook Page

The two firefighters were treated and released for non-life-threatening injuries. No other injuries were reported. The fire is being investigated by the Iredell County Fire Marshals Office.

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