04/30/10 184 W, 2 I - + 5 - 12 This Afternoon's House Fire in Stony Hill

Don't see any live video or aerial photos yet, but we can live blog about the thing. House fire at 12725 Powell Road, off Purnell Road, off Stony Hill Road. Arriving units reported fully involved structure, a two-story, wood-frame dwelling with 3,017 square-feet. Built 2006. Additional tankers immediately requested, along with other fire units. Interior and Exterior hand lines, with aerial operations into second floor just started with Bay Leaf Ladder 25.

Also a brush fire, from spreading embers. Water point off Purnell Road, just past Thompson Mall. Lake Fall (?) subdivision. Water shuttle operations in progress. Medical monitor and rehab across the street. What else are hearing from radio traffic? What errors are above?? Dispatched about 4:45 p.m.

Units on scene include Stony Hill P261, P262, P265, R26, Tanker 268; Falls E211, E212, Tanker 217; Wake Forest E1, L1, Air 1; Rolesville Tanker 157, Tanker 158; Durham Highway E1; Bay Leaf L25; New Hope Tanker 10; Brassfield (Granville) with engine and two tankers; Youngsville (Franklin) with two tankers; EMS 12, EMS 10, D3, T1. New Hope E2 to Falls, E3 to Stony Hill.

WTVD photo

WRAL photo

Under control…
Legeros - 04/30/10 - 17:55

And a garage fire on Springdale Drive, with auto-aid from Raleigh Engine 23, saw unusual dispatches. Morrisville Ladder 2, initally, and Garner Rescue 881, just now! What’s the distance for that run from Garner, you reckon?
Legeros - 04/30/10 - 18:23

WTVD aerial photos, including the above shot, with contrast and brightness correction: http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/gallery?sect..
Legeros - 04/30/10 - 19:04

Falls 211 also on scene, wake forest L1 out of service and A1 i dont believe responded. NH tanker 10 responded. NH E2 coverage at Falls. NH E3 Coverage at Stony Hill.

As for Durham Highways fire, this is a situation where MFL2 needs to be returned to service and Raleigh Ladder 3 or 6 responds in its place. Per request obviously. As for 881, i know there are a few rescues closer. RFR3, WWR295, BLR36, SCR1, CFR2 and im sure more. Kind of an odd dispatch.

Also later on, a Zebulon Engine going to Durham Rd up in Stony Hills District for a 10-50. Now I know there are closer units not to mention NH was at coverage.
Waiting for the call - 04/30/10 - 21:17

All was safe and the responders did a great job today! Thank you to all who came to assist.
A.C. Rich - 04/30/10 - 21:22

881 carries alot of rehab supplies like our truck 1. When truck one is not available, sometimes 881 goes in is place, not for rescue but for rehab. Truck 1 was committed on the Stoney Hill fire during this time.
wcems - 05/01/10 - 11:47

Very interesting, and thanks for clarifying. Makes perfect sense.
Legeros - 05/01/10 - 11:48

Waiting for the call – Battalion 4 had the command and quickly returned all units not on scene to service as it was a small fire. I’m sure he would have called for a closer ladder when he realized how far the one that was dispatched was coming from if it had been needed. Excellent point though.
Springdale Fire - 05/01/10 - 15:02

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