A federal jury has found the insurer is not liable for the $6 million claim, due to the owner’s “participation” in the arson. (pictured: an AFD firefighter hauls hoses at the scene of the 2009 fire, photos by Bill Rhodes)
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Fire at Tunnel Road icon the Mountaineer Inn, WLOS reports
Fire at the Mountaineer Inn on Tunnel Road has been brought under control, according to AFD sources. Photo by Erin Flattery via Twitter.
Funds raised with razed heads
Dozens of Asheville firefighters shaved their heads to raise funds for childhood cancer research. Rob Mitchell and Fire Chief Scott Burnette take their turns in the chair. (photo by Bill Rhodes)
Razed hair to raise funds
Remembering Paxten: Asheville firefighter Rob Mitchell, front, lost his son to cancer four years ago. This year, fellow firefighters Mike Webb (right) and Mike Riley (left) may give up their hair in a Saturday, Sept. 22, St. Baldricks fundraising event.(Photo by Bill Rhodes)
Asheville Fire Department will hold boot drive Friday
Firefighters. Empty boots. A good cause. Your donations (in the boots). Patton and Louisiana. Saturday, Sept. 14, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Asheville Fire Department releases final report on 445 Biltmore Ave. fire
After months of intensive internal investigations, the Asheville Fire Department has released the 522-page final report on the July 28, 2011, incident and the death of Capt. Jeff Bowen.
Federal report released on Capt. Bowen’s death in 2011 fire
The Center for Disease Control’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has released its findings in the 2011 arson-related death of Capt. Jeff Bowen of the Asheville Fire Department.
Smokey Park Highway Bridge renamed Capt. Jeff Bowen Bridge
Capt. Jeff Bowen’s widow and mother unveil the sign at a ceremony to rename the Smokey Park Bridge in honor of her husband, who died in a Biltmore Avenue fire last year.
Firefighters complete 5-day bicycle ride across state
The inaugural Carolina Brotherhood ride ended at the Biltmore Stage at Bele Chere to the sound of drums and bagpipes. A t-shirt belonging to the late Capt. Jeff Bowen was carried in a place of honor throughout the ride. Photo by Bill Rhodes
Firefighters ride bicycles across N.C. to benefit families of the fallen
Thirty firefighters — including 10 from Asheville — are riding from Wilmington, N.C., to Asheville to raise money for fallen firefighters’ families. (Pictured: Firefighters on the road near Wilmington. Photo by Cal Barnard)
Slideshow from Asheville Fire Department training
While spending time with the Asheville Fire Department for this week’s cover story, we spent a lot of time with them while they trained. Here is a slideshow of some of their training.
Slideshow from Asheville Fire Department’s kids camp ‘Fire Escape’
While reporting this weeks cover story, we spent some time with the Asheville Fire Department. Here is a slideshow from their summer camp for young adults.
One fatality in accident that closed part of Haywood Road, APD confirm
UPDATE: The Asheville Police Department confirms that one local resident died in a motorcycle accident on Haywood Road earlier today, June 8.
Firehouse Subs donates public safety gear to Asheville and Henderson County
In two ceremonies this week, the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation donated a specialized rescue trailer to Asheville Fire and Rescue and automatic defibrillators to Henderson County Schools.
(L – R: David Flores, Laurel Bowen, Monte Sims, Chief Scott Burnette, Donna Sims, Stacy Bowen, Barry Hendren, Jay Bettencourt Photo courtesy of Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation)