Barricade and Fire in Weddington, North Carolina

On Wednesday May 28, Union County (NC) Sheriff Deputies were attempting to serve foreclosure papers to a home on Weddington-Matthews Road in Weddington, NC when shots were fired from inside the house. Deputies took cover and set up a perimeter outside the home. Wesley Chapel, Stallings and Providence Volunteers Fire Departments were dispatched a short time later after the deputies spotted smoke inside the home.

When fire units arrived on the scene, the house was fully involved. Wesley Chapel Engine 261 and Stallings Engine 201 were assigned the task of protecting exposures of the neighboring houses. Since the gunman remained inside the house, firefighters were unable to attack the fire. By the time the scene was secure, the house was lost. Wesley Chapel Ladder 26 moved into position to start ladder pipe operations.

No deputies or firefighter were injured. The incident is still in progress.

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