07-13-2019 | 5:00 PM | CHARLOTTE,NC — On Saturday July 13, 2019 at approximately 5:00 p.m.m strong storms moved through the Ballantyne area of Charlotte, North Carolina. The storms dumped several inches of rain in a short period of time. The large amounts of rain caused flash flooding through the area. Charlotte Fire Department Ladder 24 responded to a car stuck in floodwaters with people trapped around 5:30 p.m, A BMW SUV became disabled after driving through a flooded roadway at the intersection of Marvin Road & Johnston Road. Firefighters from Charlotte Fire Department Ladder 24 rescued occupants who were stranded in the vehicle. The water was so powerful it was creating powerful runoff off the sidewalk. A neighborhood on Donnington Drive off Marvin Road was also underwater. Meteorologists say about 3 inches of rain fell in this area of a period of 45 minutes.
04-12-2019 | 11:15 PM | CHARLOTTE,NC — At 11:15pm Friday night Charlotte Fire Department was alerted to a reported house fire at 10642 Bryony Ct. Multiple 911 calls said a house was on fire and flames were coming from the roof of the 1 story home. Three friends driving home from dinner noticed the flames and heavy smoke and dialed 911 while following the smoke. The three friends arrived and saw the entire right side of the house on fire. As one friend banged on the door to alert anyone inside of the fire, a second friend entered the rear of the home through an open door with heavy flames and smoke. He yelled to anyone who still may have been inside the home. The three friends than helped the man safely out of the burning home as Charlotte Fire Department arrived on scene. Firefighters worked vigorously to control the fire which had already consumed a good portion of the home. The homeowner’s son said his father was asleep at the time of the fire with clothing running in the dryer. The son said he father normally falls asleep in a chair in the rear of home. 23 Firefighters controlled the fire within 30 minutes with no injuries reported. The The Fire Investigation Task Force is investigating the cause of the fire.