03/20/10 119 W, 1 I - + 7 - 7 Caption This Photo / The Buffaloe House

That's the so-called Buffalo House at 4115 Buffaloe Road, which gave up the ghost this afternoon for the occasion of firefighter training with New Hope, Bay Leaf, Durham Highway, Falls, Knightdale, Rolesville, Stony Hill, Wake Forest, and Western Wake fire departments. (Did I miss anyone?) Tax records say the two-story structure dates to 1915, and the two-story wood-frame structure measured 2,605 square-feet. The land measures 6.13 acres. Numerous interior evolutions were performed in the morning and afternoon, and the structure was allowed to freely burn beginning about 4:00 p.m. Needless to say, quite a crowd of folks had gathered to watch. What other history do folks know about the building or the property? Click to enlarge:

thanks for coming out, you and Lee do a great job and we appreciate it.
Thanks for all who came out and attended, I hope everyone had a good time….
a couple of things, Buffaloe (need to add the e) also western wake, durham highway had people there also.

Again great training by all.
NH102 - 03/20/10 - 20:40

Good thing we were there, too, in case those 30 or 50 other cameras all broke!

That was the most photographingness fire I think I have ever seen!
Legeros - 03/20/10 - 20:53

House on fire? Nope got cold and decided to turn the heat up. Heres your sign.
None - 03/21/10 - 09:46

Wonder how many 911 calls were received at ECC during training exercise? Can’t imagine.
Big D - 03/21/10 - 11:25

hold tight, wait ‘till the party’s over
Joe Brady (Email) (Web Site) - 03/21/10 - 12:44

The reds in this photo are a bit exaggerated, I believe. Pushed the saturation a little too high in post-processing. The real fire wasn’t quite as rich. The posted version will be a bit toned down.
Legeros - 03/21/10 - 15:13

Shockingly enough, we actually had one call from a person in the neighborhood behind the house. That was it.
Marcus - 03/22/10 - 00:06

And that was just for a light haze in the area.
Marcus - 03/22/10 - 00:07

I’m going to have to remember not to “hot dog” around you and Lee next time…
Thanks to you and Lee for being there to capture the event for posterity, thanks to the Buffaloe Family for donating the house for us all, and thanks to Wake New Hope for hosting us.

Great training and a great time overall.

Duda - 03/22/10 - 09:39

Duda Dude, I think the better hot dog photo was the Facebook version, with just a close-cropped shot of some firefighter with weiners in hand. Now THAT would have been a good “mystery” photo!
Legeros - 03/22/10 - 20:14

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