05/15/11 162 W, 1 I - + 4 - 5 Morning Fires

Starting Sunday morning with a pair of house fires and both inside the Beltline. Very different neighborhoods, however, and very different reactions by the neighbors. First one about 7:00 a.m. Duplex on Cumberland Street. Fire in back bedroom. Engine 3 first on scene. One resident transported. Second one about two hours later. Duplex on Farrior Road. Engine 14 arriving. Fire in hallway, quickly extinguished. Two cats rescued and treated, with one surviving. Yours Truly arrived "late" for both.

The former was a cross-town ride, the latter was considerably closer. Delayed response due to consulting maps. Farrior as spoken by Locution sounds quite a bit like Sawyer, which isn't remotely near the more easily understood cross-streets of Nottingham and Dixie Trail. Took a lot of after-the-fact photos at both scenes. There's still plenty to shoot after the fire is out and the smoke is clearing. Salvage and overhaul. Hose repacking. Investigators. Neighbors. Helps paint the complete picture. Click to enlarge:

I’m intrigued by the “different reactions by neighbors” comment. What happened?
rfburns - 05/15/11 - 15:09

Nothing out of the ordinary, per se. Neighbors on the south side seemed considerably less fazed about a fire on their block, than those on Farrior.
Legeros - 05/15/11 - 15:23

Gotcha. Yeah, that neighborhood is much more used to emergency vehicles in general. Also, the tornado last month came within a few blocks of that street, so a small contained house fire may seem like nothing compared to that.
rfburns - 05/15/11 - 15:27

Add in a long vehicle pursuit involving Raleigh PD and NCSHP this AM was pretty active on the radios. For the record: The pursuit was stopped by a successful PIT Maneuver performed by SHP Troopers.
Marshall Sherard KE4ZNR (Email) (Web Site) - 05/15/11 - 15:46

they’re all on crack at the 1st hood and probably had no clue what was happening.
lee - 05/15/11 - 17:39

Well, there’s that perspective as well…
Legeros - 05/15/11 - 17:52

@Lee… Uh, WTF?
Eric - 05/16/11 - 09:46

One transported from the first fire as well by EMS
ncnjems (Email) - 05/16/11 - 20:16

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