Firefighter Richard Sheltra died from injuries sustained while operating on the interior of a commercial structure fire at a strip mall in Pineville, North Carolina. A second firefighter was injured in the incident which remains under investigation by local, state, and federal authorities.
8500 Pineville Matthews Rd, Charlotte, NC 28226 (U.S. National Grid: 17S NU 1250 8285)
The Pineville-Morrow Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue, Inc.
108 Church ST POB 574
U.S. National Grid: 17S NU 10078 82607
Pineville, North Carolina 28134
Chief: Michael Gerin
Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.
|Incident date:||Apr 30, 2016 21:03|
|Date of death:||Apr 30, 2016|
|Cause of death:||Caught or Trapped|
|Nature of death:||Unknown|
|Activity type:||Advance Hose Lines/Fire Attack (includes Wildland)|
|Duty type:||On-Scene Fire|
|Fixed property use:||Store/Office|