03/28/10 195 W, 1 I - + 4 - 10 This Afternoon's Major Fire / Peyton Street

Two alarms at 611 Peyton Street. Engine 12 arriving at a three-story, wood-frame with brick veneer apartment building, built 1969 with 9,936 square-feet, with heavy smoke showing from third floor in rear of structure, along with civilians in or hanging from third-floor windows. Rescued using ground ladders.

Dead hydrant at scene, and water supply delayed. Extension into attic, and through roof. Ladder 4 positioned with second water supply, and deployed for roof access. Battalion 2 assumed command on arrival, and requested second alarm a couple minutes later.

Command post and medical monitoring and rehab located on Dacian Drive. Staging on Peyton Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Latter roadway closed at Peyton Street, due to five-inch hose. Dispatched at 3:19 p.m. Controlled at 4:02 p.m.

Fire units included E12, E3, E7, L4, R2, B2 (first alarm), E10, A1, C10, C20 (working fire), E1, E5, E11, L8, R1, B3, B1, C2 (second alarm), E2, E26 (special called). EMS units included EMS7, EMS82, EMS62, M91, D1, D5, MD20, D1. Also on scene: C1, Red Cross. Twelve units rendered uninhabitable. No injures, about 24 people displaced. Cause determined as accidental. Prelminary photos by Legeros posted

It appears that the 5” line laid to L-4 (L-111) was hooked into the auxillary inlet in the back of the ladder, the one that by-passes the pump. Was there an engine on the hydrant supplying the line in case the ladder had to flow water? Is the pump on that truck not working now?
wondering - 03/28/10 - 18:14

Once again good work with the ladders. Looks like a good stop was made
PGtruckie - 03/28/10 - 23:35

Info updated, from Lee’s summary and official information. Lee has also posted his pic: http://www.flickr.com/photos/leewilson/s..
Legeros - 03/29/10 - 07:56

Gotta say awesome job for the aggressiveness and quick thinking of E12’s crew for splitting up to make a rescue, start an interior attack, and overcome obstacles! Heck of a crew on 12/B!
RescueRanger - 03/29/10 - 10:26

Silver - 03/29/10 - 15:37

My daughter lived in this apartment building and thank God everyone made it out safely. Found out the day of the fire from family and my daughter since I live in another state. Thank you Raleigh Police and everyone else for a great job.
aspenrose38 (Email) - 03/30/10 - 18:07

Forgot to mention foremost the Raleigh Fire Department instead in my first email. Thanks again.
aspenrose38 - 03/30/10 - 18:09

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