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Cornelius Lemley Fire Station No. 2

Fire Dept. annual fund drive is under way

  Dec. 8. By Dave Vieser. The 2024 Cornelius-Lemley Fire Rescue Fund Drive is underway and mailings have been sent out throughout town. The department, which conducts a fund drive annually, has been serving the town and surrounding communities since 1951. It responded to 3,503 calls for service in 2022, the most recent year available; […]

Photo: Huntersville Fire Facebook screengrab

Motorists: Please steer clear of fires, fire apparatus, hoses

April 23. Everyone knows fire is incredibly dangerous, but not everyone realizes how dangerous it is to navigate anywhere near a fire or fire apparatus. Sparks and embers traveled far from the massive fire in South Park last week. And just days before, in Huntersville, vehicles drove over hoses during a major structural fire on […]

Screen grab: Cornelius Lemley Fire Dept. photo of Friday's fire

Fire Marshal says second Bexley fire in 2 days was accidental

Screen grab: Cornelius Lemley Fire Dept. photo of Friday’s fire May 6. By Dave Yochum. There’s been another fire in the Bexley apartment complex just east of I-77 off Catawba but fire officials say this one was accidental. The cause of the first fire, which occurred late Wednesday afternoon, is undetermined. Everyone was evacuated safely. […]

Red Cross providing help to fire victims

May 5. Red Cross volunteers are helping residents displaced by the fire at Bexley Apartments on Sterling Bay Lane late Wednesday afternoon. The Red Cross Disaster Action Team is helping around 20 people with everything from emergency financial assistance to one-on-one support for additional resources and organizations. How to help You can make a gift […]

A fire damaged 12 apartments at Bexley at Lake Norman Luxury Apartments / Photos by Jason Benavides

Fire destroys units at Bexley complex just east of I-77

May 4. By Dave Yochum. A major fire at the Bexley at Lake Norman apartments late Wednesday afternoon caused extensive damage to the top floor of one of the buildings in the luxury complex. The cause of the fire, which began around 5:30 pm, is still under investigation. It was declared under control less than […]

Fire Boat 4, the Simon Aliotta

Town Board approves repairs to fire boat

Feb. 7. By Dave Vieser. The Cornelius Town Board unanimously approved the expenditure of $204,092 to repair the Cornelius Lemley Fire Dept. fire boat. Funds will be transferred from the 2023 fiscal year budget general fund surplus in order to cover the cost of the repair. Speaking with commissioners prior to the Feb. 6 board […]


Seven months after fire, Tropicana owners say nightspot won’t reopen

Jan. 16. By Dave Vieser. Seven months after an early-morning fire at the Tropicana on West Catawba Avenue caused extensive damage, Cambridge Hospitality, the operator of the nightspot, says it will not reopen. “Tropicana’s unique appeal over the years was the presentation of live music,” said Jim Gordon, co-owner of Cambridge Hospitality. “We were one […]

Smith Circle home: Arson fire suspected

Arson suspected in fire on Smith Circle

Nov. 11. A fire at a single-family home on Smith Circle late Wednesday night was intentionally started, according to Cornelius Police. A Cornelius Police officer was on routine patrol at 11:50 pm when he noticed a house and vehicle on fire. The officer helped the residents and their two small children get out of the […]

Westmoreland was closed for 2 hours

Gas break rocks Alexander Farm area

[Updated] Sept. 20. By Dave Yochum. A major gas line break that sounded like a roaring jet at Alexander Farms has brought traffic to a halt on Westmoreland and West Catawba where the $110 million mixed-use project is under construction. It’s unknown if there are any injuries, but witnesses said there was the sound of […]

Garbage fire in Magnolia Plaza

Sept. 14. Cornelius Lemley firefighters worked on a garbage truck fire in Magnolia Plaza at lunchtime today. The contents of a Waste Pro truck were spread in a 75 foot by 75 foot pile and doused in front of Al’s Bar & Grill. No injuries were reported.