09/09/07 75 W, 1 I - + 12 - 11 Cherry Point Building Burns

FireNews via CFP and WITN-TV reported today that the Headquarters Building at Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station was heavily damaged by fire overnight. The incident started around 11:00 p.m., with flames through the second floor of the structure. (Where is that building? Drawing a blank here.) Every Craven FD and all Carteret FDs west of Beaufort were called for mutual aid. Companies staged at HFD. Still surfing for additional info.

Okay, from the CFP site, all Craven departments are Cove City, Cherry Point MCAS, Dover, Fort Barnwell, Harlowe, Havelock, Little Swift Creek, New Bern, Rhems, Township 6, Township 7, Township 9, Tri-Community, Vanceboro, West New Bern. All Carteret departments east of Beaufort are Atlantic Beach, Broad and Gales Creek, Emerald Isle, Millcreek, Morehead City, Newport, Pine Knoll Shores, Salter Path, West Carteret, Wildwood. Had to consult the FM’s office web site map for that one,

Wonder if the island FDs above were request, or just mainland?

How many ladders is that, for Craven and Carteret? Atlantic Beach, Cherry Point, Morehead City, New Bern. Who else? Wildwood has a telesquirt.
Legeros - 09/09/07 - 21:36

New Bern’s newspaper has a story as well, http://www.newbernsj.com/

Here’s aerial map/photo of C Street. Nothing looks U-shaped, though. H-shaped, yes. http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Havelock,+..
Legeros - 09/09/07 - 21:50

I know that Pine Knoll Shores has some sort of telesquirt or maybe quint, Emerald Isle has a stick, Western Carteret has a snorkel. Not sure about Beaufort FD
car3550 - 09/10/07 - 09:32

I think salter path has a ladder also.
Adam Brown - 09/10/07 - 12:37

Enter this in Google maps: 34.899281, -76.901464 for the building: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=e..

Was still smoldering a bit this morning, roof was partially collapsed at the northern entrance and the center of the southern wing. Securing all of the classified material was a complication that was not, and continues to not be, pleasant.
Cpl Bob (Email) - 09/10/07 - 16:39

I do not know about Craven but the only ladder from Carteret that was called for was Morehead City’s platform. Atlantic Beach and Wildwood sent a telesquirt. When mutual aid was called from Carteret they were dispatched for one engine and 4 ff’s.

Morehead City and Salter Path have platforms. Atlantic Beach and Wildwood have squirts. Atlantic Beach, Pine Knoll Shores and Emerald Isle have quints. Western Carteret has a snorkel. That’s all the ladders in Carteret.
Jesse - 09/10/07 - 19:17

West Carteret has a snorkel? Not many of those are left around the state. Who else still has ‘em? Raleigh has a 1988 Pierce in reserve. Rocky Mount has a 1978 Pierce in reserve, or so says their web site. North Wilkesboro has one. Sunny Point Military Ocean Terminal, too.
Legeros - 09/10/07 - 20:31

I think Fayetteville got rid of theirs. How about Wilson and Goldsboro? I know they did have them.
DJ (Email) - 09/10/07 - 21:00

Wilson yes, shows web site. Durham’s is gone. Greensboro’s is probably gone. Charlotte’s is probably gone.
Legeros - 09/10/07 - 21:06

Looking at Lee’s ALF photos, http://www.flickr.com/photos/leewilson/s.. Washington had a 1979 ALF. Sanford had a 1968 ALF. Asheville had a 1977 ALF. Statesville had a 1973 ALF.

Looking on the web… Greenville had one, http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/phot... Henderson had one, bought in 1978. Stantonsville/Moyton just bought a 1978 Pierce/Oshkosh, http://www.stantonsburg-moyton-vfd.com/i... Thomasville received one in 1967.
Legeros - 09/10/07 - 21:16

Goldsboro still has one, at Station 5 known as Snorkel 5.
car3550 - 09/10/07 - 22:26

Greenville’s was sold to a firm in Florida for tree work/high tension work. The snorkel boom was removed and the chassis scrapped. Washington’s was sold across the river in Beaufort Co. to Chocowinity, Washington now has a Pierce 100’ Rear Mount Platform.
Steven (Email) - 09/11/07 - 14:48

City of Henderson and Vance County, Co own a 1977 Pierce/Snorkel that is stored at City Garage since Henderson obtained a new KMC ladder truck some time back on a Federal Fire Grant. The truck is used as a backup and brought out if needed in the County.
rnln (Email) - 09/11/07 - 17:53

Carteret County Aerials – Morehead City 70’+ Platform, Wildwood 50’ Telesqurt, Atlantic Beach 75’ Quint and 50’ Telesqurt, Pine Knoll Shores 75’ Quint, Salter Path 100’(?) Platform, Emerald Isle 75’ Quint, Western Cartert 75’ or 85’ Snorkel
Craven County Aerials – Cherry Point 50’ Telesqurt, New Bern 100’ Platform and 75’ Squrt
Aerials Operating at the fire – Cherry Point T-2 (50’ Squrt), Morehead E-2 (70+ Platform), Wildwood T-1 (50’ Squrt) and New Bern T-1? (100’ Platform)
Also the picture listed in this post is New Berns 100’ Sutphen operating on side A (1) of the structure.
Someone in the know.
Someone in the know - 09/15/07 - 09:16

The fire building was the large building located in the center of D St. 2nd. Ave and C St. on your google map link.
Someone in the know - 09/15/07 - 09:26

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