06/12/09 141 W, 1 I - + 12 - 6 This Morning's Major Fire / Blount Street

Two alarms at commercial structure at 1316 South Blount Street. Engine 1 arriving with heavy smoke showing at a one-story, wood-frame structure with 6,217 square-feet. Dispatched about 1:30 a.m. Quickly upgraded to major working fire. Interior operations at first. Defensive operations soon started. Deluge guns and ladder pipes used. Ladder 1 and Ladder 20 operated. Water supply problems requiring multiple hydrants. Command by Battalion 2, then transferred to Car 5. Blount, Person, and several cross streets closed. Fire units included E1, E13, E3, E2, E5, E7, E10, L1, L20, R7, R14, B2, B3, C5, C20, A8, C4, C3, C2, C1. EMS units included EMS_, EMS_, EMS_, District 1, Truck 1. See Google Street View of building. Listen to archived scanner traffic. Read news coverage from WRAL. Watch other media outlets as needed. And we await photos from Lee Wilson.

Jamie Munden/WRAL photo

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