11/22/10 113 W - + 4 - 2 This Morning's House Fire on Shellum Street


Engine 12 at a one-story single-family residence, with fire and smoke showing from the rear of the structure. Dispatched at 2:02 p.m., controlled at 2:50 p.m. The house was empty, and the cause was blamed on improperly discarded smoking material. About 75 percent of the house was damaged. The fire department issued a media release earlier this morning. News reports were subsequently posted by WRAL, NBC17, and the News & Observer. The latter incorrectly cites the time to place under control as over two hours. All stories are very brief and do not include images from the scene. The NBC17 story has the obligatory stock image of flames.





  
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