House Fire Extinguished on American Beauty Dr. in Concord (PHOTOS)

November 14, 2017 17:48 pm · 4 comments

A fire on American Beauty Dr. in Concord has been extinguished.

The blaze started in an upstairs bedroom and quickly spread to the attic of the home just after 2 p.m. today.

The cause of the fire has not been released, and authorities say everyone made it out of the house.

photo credit: Dan Dinneen (click on each photo for a larger view)

1 Charlie November 14, 2017 at 6:43 PM

Great photos Dan. Am curious to know how much all of that gear weighs that the firefighters have to wear. Anyone know?

2 biggus thinkus November 14, 2017 at 11:03 PM

it’s pretty darn heavy. full load, well past 50# easy.
you never know what hazards might be in a building, i’ve always
had the highest respect for firefighters. they are first responders for
more than just fires.
[hat off]

3 Dan J Dinneen November 15, 2017 at 6:23 AM

Charlie,
A firefighter with full turnouts, helmet, boots, and SCBA is around 50lbs. Carrying additional gear could be in the neighborhood of 75 lbs. The new SCBA are made much lighter with Composite bottles compared to when I first started we wore steel bottles.

4 Lori November 15, 2017 at 4:09 PM

It is strange and a red flag, that this is the second house fire of a residence that Mr. Richard Dilly (AKA: Richard Lumpkin) has lived in just a 8-9 year span. last home fire was at 294 W Teague Rd, talking rock,ga 30175 ….Though I can not prove, it seems insurance fraud to me!

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