Charlotte Fire Department fights six fires Saturday

lruebens@charlotteobserver.comJanuary 25, 2014 

The Charlotte Fire Department fought six fires Saturday and reported no injuries.

The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for much of the region Saturday as a caution for fires because of cold, dry air and high winds.

Firefighters arrived at the first fire about 11 a.m. in the 200 block of Lander Street. The home was vacant, and 27 firefighters fought the fire for 46 minutes before controlling it, authorities said.

The next was at a townhome or apartment complex in the 1200 block of Falls Creek Lane. Twenty-seven firefighters controlled the fire in 21 minutes, the fire department said.

Then a few minutes before 2 p.m., 18 firefighters knocked down a large brush fire in the 11600 block of Rabbit Ridge Road in 10 minutes.

About 4:45 p.m., firefighters responded to a fire in the 7500 block of Woodknoll Drive. In 36 minutes, 31 firefighters stopped that fire, the department said.

Around 6 p.m., 27 firefighters doused a fire in the 7400 block of Cedarbrook Drive in 11 minutes. Forty minutes later, 31 firefighters took out a house fire in the 3400 block of Denson Place in 9 minutes, officials said.

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