07/04/10 180 W, 1 I - + 7 - 2 Yesterday's Second Alarm / Jackson Street

Two alarms at 3809 Jackson Street, originally dispatched as 3704 Lexington Street. Reported by passing motorist. Engine 8 arriving at a two-story, wood-frame apartment building with 4,096 square-feet. Built 1983. Found heavy fire in front of building, in stairwell area linking first and second floors. Upgraded to second alarm by Car 10.

Engine 8 supplied two two-inch lines, from parking lot off Lexington Street. Ladder 7 deployed for roof access in parking lot off Jackson Street. Staging on Gorman Street. Two hydrants. Dispatched 12:44 p.m. Controlled at 1:37 p.m. Four apartments rendered uninhabitable. Fire damage to exposure building, second apartment building. Nearby motorcycle with melted tires. Five people displaced. No injuries. Cause determined as accidental.

Units on scene included(first alarm) E8, E20, E5, L7, R3, B3, (working fire) E14, C10, C20, A1, (second alarm) E1, E13, E6, L4, R2, B2, C5, C40, (medical) EMS 4, EMS 8, EMS 31, D2, M94, Evac 1 in place of T1, (coverage) E21, E18, L1, (relief) E13. Read coverage from News & Observer and WRAL. Or see the excellent photos posted by Lee Wilson.

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