02/15/11 111 W, 1 I - + 2 - 2 Yesterday's Brush Fire on Interstate 40

Captured this traffic camera photo yesterday afternoon, as a brush fire burned alongside Interstate 40 near Exit 266 in Orange County. The freeway was shut down as crews from New Hope and other departments battled the blaze that threatened nearby structures on Foxridge and Whitfield roads. The fire was reported around 5:00 p.m. and contained within an hour. Departments on scene included New Hope (three engines, tanker, brush, air truck), Hillsborough (engine, brush), Chapel Hill (engine, brush, BC), Durham (engine), Parkwood, and the forestry service (plow). Readers can expand the incident details and units on scene. See aerial photos from WTVD.

I believe Eno, Cedar Grove and Efland all moved units to Hillsborough station 1 to provide coverage.
Paul - 02/15/11 - 08:47

Correct, they were moved there my Orange County EM1501 in case additonal units were needed on scene.
CFP743 - 02/15/11 - 17:44

Also, Parkwood had 2 tankers, 1 engine, and 1 battalion chief on scene. Don’t know what there unit numbers were.
CFP743 - 02/15/11 - 17:46

Nothing against the Orange county units and Departments but how come there is very little posted about the southern wake departments on this blog? I mean they are the busiest. Garner, Fuquay, Apex, etc. You get to discuss about Raleigh and depts. all in the sorounding counties but that’s it. Occasionally the north has a big fire but that’s it.
@whomever - 02/15/11 - 23:28

Thanks for your observation about southern Wake coverage on the blog. I will try to do better.

Use the search feature in the upper-right corner to find relatively recent postings about Apex and Garner fire departments.
Legeros - 02/16/11 - 08:42

Speaking of Garner, we are hiring and more information can be found at our website http://www.garnerfire.com
Mike - 02/16/11 - 11:23

@whomever; Mike lives in North Raleigh, works in Cary, and is the RFD Historian (naturally he will be partial to RFD). Lee lives in Downtown Raleigh, and has been taking photos for RFD for a looonnngggg time (at least 18 years that I know of).

How about some of you Southside fellas contribute to Mike via email? If it’s worthy, he’ll be glad to post it up. Take pics, submit them; it’s that easy…
Silver - 02/16/11 - 16:54

If you were as half as smart as you think you are, you would be a genius. You have an answer for every problem. Whomever didn’t mean Silver.
@ SILVER - 02/18/11 - 18:56

@reject…Oh c’mon, play nice. It’s called contributing positive feedback, and using my name so you know exactly who to communicate with if you have an issue so this blog doesn’t become a complete bitch-fest. If you’re going to make jabs, at least be man (or woman) enough to use your name. I was simply stating fact, so relax tough guy.

It’s hard for Mike to get to the Southside, so if you are indeed on the Southside, and someone gets good pics of a fire or wreck, send them to him at mikey@legeros.com and he’ll post them up. Give him a brief summary of the who, what, when, where and shoot him a few pics. I’m confident he’d be happy to have a “Southside reporter” relaying valid info and incidents.

Love ya’!!
Silver - 02/18/11 - 22:28

Like he said, MAN UP!!!!! Silver posted relavent info about things and you want to take a cheap shot!?!??!!?? Either sign your name or go away like the rest of the mutts!!!! THAT IS ALL!!!!
Wayne - 02/19/11 - 01:51

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