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Charlotte-area fire department shutting down due to COVID-19 cases

Posted August 19, 2021 6:28 a.m. EDT
Updated August 19, 2021 6:41 a.m. EDT

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— A Rowan County Fire Department is temporarily shutting down after multiple reported COVID-19 cases within the department's staff.

WCNC Charlotte reports operations were suspended starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, and fire officials believe operations should resume Aug. 26, if isolation requirements and recovery for staff are met.

During this time, no employees or volunteers will be allowed to enter the station or answer calls.

Officials say China Grove and Kannapolis crews will help cover the area during this time.

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