07/11/09 113 W, 1 I - + 5 - 11 Video of New Hanover County Chimney Collapse

Found on Statter911, here's a short video of a chimney collapse house fire in Wilmington on Tuesday, after what's labeled a backdraft or smoke explosion. The Wilmington Star reports that four departments responded to the morning fire at 2602 Middle Sound Loop Road. Reported about 9:40 a.m., arriving units found heavy smoke and fire in the upper part of the structure. New Hanover County, Ogden, Wrightsboro, and Castle Hayne were on scene. The video description notes that one Lieutenant was slightly injured in the explosion, but has returned to work. Tax records say the two-story, wood-frame structure had 2,852 square-feet and was built in 1979. Click to watch:

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