03/23/10 113 W, 1 I - + 6 - 10 Three Alarms

While we collect our facts and build the narrative of this evening's three alarm fire on Armadale Lane, what were the units on scene? Ditto for coverage? First alarm: E28, E19, E22, L5, R1, B1. Working fire: E27, C10, C20, A1. Second alarm: E15, E11, E25, L2, R2, B2. Third alarm: E21, E7, E9, L1, R3. Also: C1, C2, B4, others? New Hope FD: E3, E8, R14, C1, others? Medical: EMS 66, EMS 16, EMS 5, D3, D6, M92, T1, Chief 200, others? Coverage: Falls P212 at RFD 19, Wake Forest E1 at RFD 25, Bay Leaf P251 at RFD 4, others? Preliminary photos by Legeros (below) posting shortly, with shots from Lee later. Click to enlarge:

Aerial footage from WRAL displays an awesome view of what “big water” is all about; sorry to see so many lost their property and memories, very unfortunate. The families are in my thoughts, and my Brothers and Sisters that shed gallons of sweat on this job are in my prayers for a safe return home.
Silver - 03/23/10 - 23:54

Also NH B-7 and Tnkr-10 working brush fires in the neighborhood. NH C-2 & C-3. Also arhcers lodge was onscene assiting with Brush fires and Traffic.
Doppler - 03/24/10 - 00:57

Rolesville to New Hope for Coverage
Me - 03/24/10 - 01:33

Archers Lodge? We didnt call mutual aid from Johnston County!
dispatch - 03/24/10 - 01:34

I hate to see the property loss too, but I am glad to see the deck guns flowing. Some people get in a habit of pulling small hand lines and forget that big fire equals big water.
rookie - 03/24/10 - 06:13

Here’s what Lee recorded. Was there no working fire dispatch, and straight to second alarm? That might have been the case. First alarm: E28 E19 E22 L5 R1 BC1; Second: E27 E15 E11 E25 L2 R2 BC2 C20 C10 A1; Third: E21 E7 E9 L1 R3 BC4 C1 C2 HM2 SR2 SR3, New Hope FD E3 E8 R14 Tanker 10 BT7 C1 C3; WC1 & EM. Medical: EMS66 EMS16 EMS5 D3 D6 M92 T1 C200. Relief: E10 E24 E26 L3 L7 L6.
Legeros - 03/24/10 - 07:25

The News & Observer has a gallery this morning, with a couple photos from residents, showing the fire early into the incident, http://www.newsobserver.com/2010/03/24/4..
Legeros - 03/24/10 - 07:29

Being that some of the same A Shift units responded to this fire as the massive townhouse fire off of Capital Blvd. Were any of the lessons that were learned from that fire utilitized by the first due units here? Maybe quicker to write off a house or so to save the exposures or going directly to larger attack lines? These questions are meant to make something good out of this post, not looking to Monday morning quarterback.
Mike - 03/24/10 - 09:37

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