Storms and fires keep Iredell County volunteers busy

On Thursday, American Red Cross volunteers were called to four separate incidents between 4:45 and 5:45 p.m.

The initial call was to a tree falling on a house on Spicewood Circle in Troutman. As Emergency Services volunteers headed to that scene, another call came in from a working house fire in the Cool Springs area. Two volunteers quickly headed to the scene of that emergency.


When volunteers arrived at the Troutman tree falling, county emergency management was on the scene and requested the Red Cross to go to a four-unit apartment fire on Stockton Street in Statesville and to another house fire on Knoxview Lane in Mt. Mourne.

Therefore, an additional two volunteer teams were dispatched – and all were on site and working with the clients as needed by 6:15 p.m.!

The Red Cross ended up assisting four families with assistance for food and shelter. The work done Thursday night in Iredell County is a testament to the dedication of our Red Cross volunteers!


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