COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) - According to a spokeswoman with the state Fire Marshal's office, the Nakina Fire and Rescue squad is on probation as of Aug. 21.
The spokeswoman says that they started investigating the department after receiving complaints from the Columbus County Fire Marshal's Office and fire rescue board members.
The department reportedly did not respond to three structure-related calls.
County officials are currently reviewing financial records from the fire department from over the last few years.
According to county officials, current Nakina Rescue and Fire board members and previous board members have been involved in a financial dispute.
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The identities of the victims, as well as the conditions of those who survived, were not immediately available.