2015 Incidents
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Feb 189
Mar 143
Apr 153
May 189
Jun 174
Jul 184
Aug 166
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Oct 0
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Total 1381

Orange Rural Fire Department

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Welcome to the Official Website for the Orange Rural Fire Department

The Mission of the Orange Rural Fire Department is to safely and efficiently mitigate Fire, EMS and
Rescue emergencies by providing public education, prevention and emergency response

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Garbage Truck Catches Fire on Interstate

Member Chris Cardwell, August 24

ORFD responded to a vehicle fire on I85 near mm166 this morning at 7:40am. Firefighters arrived to a Waste Industries garbage truck that was fully involved in the cab and engine compartment of the truck. The fire was extinguished in about 20 minutes after forcing access to the engine compartment. One lane of the interstate was closed and no injuries were reported. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Structure Fire

Member Chris Cardwell, August 22

ORFD responded to a structure fire at approximately 5:35pm on Saturday evening on HWY 86N. The initial dispatch reported that a wheelchair in the home was on fire. Upon arrival, firefighters were faced with a working structure fire. The fire was quickly knocked down but there was extensive damage to the home due to rapidly spreading of fire prior to arrival.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Major Wreck Shuts Down Interstate

Member Chris Cardwell, August 19

Orange Rural FD responded to a motor vehicle collision this afternoon resulting in one fatality. A wreck involving a SUV and utility truck shut down both northbound lanes of I-85 near mm168.

Read more and see video here:

http://www.wral.com/crash-closes-northbound-i-85-in-orange/14841034/

... (Full Story & Photos)

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source:  WRAL.com
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Eno FD Responds to Drowning

Member Chris Cardwell, July 24

Durham, N.C. — A 17-year-old drowned Thursday afternoon in the Eno River Rock Quarry, according to Orange County authorities.

Eno fire and rescue crews, rangers and a dive team were searching for Lamont Burt, of Raleigh, just after 4 p.m. The teen's body was pulled from the water shortly after 8 p.m.

Officials said Burt was swimming with friends and family when he went under and never re-surfaced. ... (Full Story & Photos)

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MURDER CHARGES FILED IN TRIPLE-FATAL CRASH

Member Chris Cardwell, July 23

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- Murder charges have been filed against a 20-year-old UNC student accused of causing a fatal Orange County crash that claimed the lives of three people on Sunday.

Chandler Kania, from Asheboro, was charged in an Orange County courtroom Thursday afternoon with three second-degree murder charges.

"This case represents almost unimaginable horror and tragedy," the judge said ... (Full Story & Photos)

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