02/10/08 83 W - + 13 - 9 Very Dry, Very Windy

Weather.com says 62 degrees and 19% humidity, with winds from the west at 20 mph, gusting to 32 mph. One big brush fire in Johnston County so far, plus trees and wires starting to fall down around. The Weather Service has also issued these watches and warnings for Wake County:

Large (LARGE) Brush fire in Cleveland at this time. Response including Cleveland, 50-210, Elevation, Clayton, Wilson’s Mills, Fuquay Varina, Garner, and West Johnston fire departments. Also, forestry service making helicopter drops and operating the plow at this time. Call came in around lunch time. Fire has consumed two barns and is threatening homes at this time.
Fv78 - 02/10/08 - 16:16

Fire contained at this time, 3:40pm
Fv78 - 02/10/08 - 16:40

Listening in @ 17:30….heard units from Hopkins, New Hope, Wake Forest, Stony Hill and Zebulon
How many acres in Franklin County are involved??
jetexas - 02/10/08 - 19:29

Also a Eastern Wake and Falls Brush truck.
4447 - 02/10/08 - 19:55

According to cad Morrisville is on the call in Franklin County also. Can anyone advise if they are or are they covering for another department
Apex Batt Chief - 02/10/08 - 22:33

If they were, CAD sure did pass A LOT of units and departments that could have been utilized.
Fv78 - 02/10/08 - 23:14

DHFD squad 4 to Youngsville for woodland fire.
DHFD - 02/10/08 - 23:59

The reason they skipped around on the units going to Franklin County is so that all resources are no depleted from each station on the north side. Also, with as busy as it got today, north side stations were not getting out to every dispatch. Hence the reason for skipping around.
FV78answer - 02/11/08 - 00:00

SO you send morrisville!!!
tanner - 02/11/08 - 14:47

It was like a fire storm in Franklin County yesterday. I know you southern Wake County folks must have been wondering where they were sending you. Thanks for all your help! Those that were there were greatly appreciated! We’re still mopping up today all over the county.
Youngsville 482 - 02/11/08 - 18:53

After asking folks with Morrisville they answered an anyone that can send someone call and volunteered to send an engine co.
Apex Batt Chief - 02/11/08 - 22:00

Thanks for everyone that came and helped out
423 PF - 02/11/08 - 22:15

Thanks Apex Batt for clarifying the Morrisville deal. Although I was not working in the ECC that day I know from several people who were that said the ECC was extremely busy that day. While Morrisville to Franklin County does seem ubsurd, the mere fact that it is ubsurd seems to suggest there was a reason for it. People are so quick to blame CAD and the dispatchers, but what they dont realize is that there is a method to the madness of what goes on sometimes especially on a day like that! How about giving us the benefit of the doubt once in a while.
Raleigh 911 - 02/11/08 - 23:52

I am sure things were busy at the ECC. From the interaction I had with Telecommunicators, things seemed to be going well, especially considering the work load. Swift Creek was dispatched to Johnston Co., but when we called verified the dispatch, as we were responding, Raleigh was already working on a closer unit and swapped us with Fuquay. As I understand it, SCFD was requested by Johnston Co as probably the next closest so we were dispatched. Then the Wake Co. and Johnston Co. ECC talked and decided Fuquay was closer and available, so Fuquay swapped with us.

We had a couple other calls on Sunday (power lines in the roadway, working garage fire, and working brush fire) and I am not aware of any issues with CAD or the ECC.
Griggs - 02/12/08 - 14:00

Kudos to Stoney Hill 202 and Wake Forest 63….You both sounded like you were ass deep in alligators out there!
jetexas - 02/12/08 - 18:29

Thanks to all the dispatchers working on Sunday. It seemed like locution never took a break after about 13:00 in Raleigh. You all did a a great job and we appreaciate it!!
firedriver - 02/12/08 - 21:40

I want to say thanks to all the Wake County units that went to Franklin County to assist them with all working fires they had. Being out there and working for several hours, Franklin County units were extreamly happy to see all the help, reguardless where they came from. There were units from Franklin, Wake, Granville, and Vance counties working out there.
Michael - 02/12/08 - 21:58

How many acres burned total at the Franklinton fire? It was the biggest one I have ever experienced…
Beach - 02/12/08 - 23:33

This week’s Wake Weekly has a good article about the Franklin County fires, http://www.wakeweekly.com/index.php?cate..
Legeros - 02/15/08 - 07:57

Reference the Franklinton call. There were 3 fires on US 1 for a total of 899 acres per NCFS. We have asked Walt Fuller for a rundown on the units and departments that responded to Franklinton.
say what! - 02/15/08 - 09:45

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