09/30/11 268 W - + 2 - 2 Morning Reading - September 30, 2011
Here comes the cool-down. Temperatures in Raleigh in the forties tonight. Here come the heaters, furnaces, and fireplaces. We know what that will mean.
- Lessons Linger After 2006 Apex Plant Fire - News & Observer story about a tabletop disaster drill conducted in Apex this week. The scenario was a derailed train near Highway 1 and Interstate 40. The timing is five years this week of the October 5, 2006, explosion and fire at a chemical storage facility in town. Great quote from Fire Chief Mark Haraway: "We had every acronym from local to county to state right on up to the federal government" during the event.
- This Morning's Apartment Fire in Durham - WTVD story, though no images or footage yet. Three floors involved, and fire through the roof. Thirty people displaced, twelve units destroyed. Apartment complex near Highway 54 and New Hope Valley Road. We'll watch for images or footage on DurhamFire.net as well. That's a great site for action shots and clips.
- Garner Fireman's Day is Saturday - Information page, from the department's web site. This event's a tough one to beat. Barbecue, for starters. Eat there, or pull up and get some to go. Games for the kids. Great community fellowship. Then the parade at 2:00 p.m. Right down Main Street. And it starts with the old station siren starting up. How great is that? See you there.
- More Events - Our blog posting with the latest schedule of area events, including updates such as the cancellation of two Raleigh Fire Museum dates in October. We'll see you in November.
Channel 5 had a live crew this morning on scene. also the durham fire deparment site on facebook, had a picture of the apartments up in smoke and the run card listed.
charlie - 09/30/11 - 09:32
Thanks Charlie. From http://www.facebook.com/#!/DurhamFireDep..
9-30-11 (2 Alarm Apt Fire)
Calibre Park Dr. 9-30-11 Working Apt Fire 7307 Calvert Park DR. (A-Shift) 1st-BC3, BC1, E16, E12, E5, L12, L11, Sq4, MS1, SO1.
2nd- BC2, E6, E13, L1, FD2, FD3
Legeros - 09/30/11 - 09:46
The N&O got the location wrong for the Apex tabletop drill. They set this up to be where Old U.S. 1, the CSX line, and the new 540 intersect near Kelly Road.
Bob P. - 09/30/11 - 14:19
Thanks, Bob. The cited roads didn’t make sense to me. That explains it!
Legeros - 09/30/11 - 17:20
Hey mike, they photo gallery for the Durham Apt fire is now up on durhamfire.net
durhamfire.net (Web Site) - 09/30/11 - 18:46
Yes the media got the Apex location wrong. The drill was more of a test of the staff in the EOC. All did well.
Scooter - 09/30/11 - 19:44