04/05/10 110 W, 1 I - + 11 - 7 This Morning's Major Fire in Clayton

Commercial structure under construction in 3100 block of Vinson Road. Fully-involved on arrival, with roof already collapsed. Dispatched about 3:50 a.m. Clayton and Wilson Mills fire departments, Clayton and Johnston EMS, plus others? Building approximately 15,000 square-feet and about 60 days away from opening as a day care. Authorities say same is suspicious, and it's less than a mile from the three houses that burned less month. Also across the street from school recently set on fire. Clayton police and SBI investigating. Aerial photo from WTVD, and enhanced using auto-level mode of PhotoShop Elements. Sources: NBC17, WRAL, WTVD. Readers add additional details as desired.

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Vinson rd is shut down still as of 8am. may be a while before it re opens. hope the authorities find the person or people responsible for these fires and punish them.
charlie - 04/05/10 - 08:05

garner sent its ladder truck.
charlie - 04/05/10 - 13:59

Initial call was to Wilsons Mills FD for an unknown type fire in the area and upgraded to a structure fire which then brought Clayton FD. During the incident it was figured the area was one of the “pockets” thats in city limits. Units on scene included WMFD E3, E4, E5, R1, and C1. CFD units included E4, E5, FS1, C1, C3, C4, BC1, BC3. Clayton EMS 43(?) Johnston County EMS 3 (Supervisor). Garner Ladder 1 was special called later in the incident. Numerous law enforcement personnel/agencies.
JCFF - 04/06/10 - 18:06

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