06/01/11 167 W, 2 I - + 4 - 3 Today's House Fire in Morrisville

There was a heck of a house fire in Morrisville this morning, and one that continued well into the afternoon. Reported about 9:20 a.m. at 414 Church Street. That's a one-story, wood-frame structure with 1,890 square-feet, say tax records. Built in 1910! Crews took two lines inside to start, but evacuated about 20 minutes later, due to heavy smoke conditions and difficulty with ventilation. That's around the time that Mr. Blogger was listening.

Defensive operations commenced. Later extensive and extended overhaul. Numerous relief companies also requested. High heat and humidity today, temperatures topping 97 degrees. NBC17 reports two Cary firefighters were transported to WakeMed for heat exhaustion. Here's a short NBC17 aerial clip.

Fire departments included Morrisville, Western Wake, Apex, Cary, Parkwood, Durham, and Swift Creek, plus Bay Leaf and Durham Highway for coverage. Wake EMS (EMS 4, EMS 33, D3, T1) and Cary EMS. What other departments and units were on scene? Run card, anyone? Readers are welcome to add details. Stay cool.

NBC 17 photo

WTVD photo

N&O rehab photo: http://www.newsobserver.com/2011/06/01/1..

Code damn orange day.
Legeros - 06/01/11 - 18:44

Initial dispatch was Morrisville Engine 1, Ladder 2, Pumper 3, Western Wake Engine 191, Pumper 196, Rescue 295, and Apex Engine 1. Upon dispatch Cary Engine 7 Rescue 7 responded and with Pumper 3, and I believe Apex engine 3 responded. All units dispatched responded except WWE191 and WWR295, although 295 was picked up and responded about 30 min into call. Morrisville Engine 2 also responded with personnel that were in Cary at time of dispatch. Cary Ladder 1 and Parkwood were dispatched later into call. Relief companies included Cary Ladder 5, Rescue 4, Swift Creek, Durham City and another truck from Western Wake for manpower and relief. Bayleaf moved an engine up to Western Wake and Durham Highway moved an engine up to Morrisville.
listening - 06/01/11 - 20:50

The practice of leaving trucks in service that are not being staffed with people AT THE FIRE STATION is going to kill somebody one day!
Seriously - 06/01/11 - 21:18

Seriously – Although I’m not of big fan of it either I believe all of those trucks on the inital alarm were staff with career guys and all were enroute on dispatch minus WWR295. But if Cary rescue 7 responded then they weren’t held back at all by WWR295 failing until later where they made it out. Sorry and WWE191
Mike - 06/01/11 - 21:55

no it’s not, if it does you have DA officers..get real
seriously - 06/01/11 - 22:23

Mike- Your right in this instance. Overall though, I think It is a serious issue in this county that is not being addressed. I think Morrisville has worked this out with Cary for mutual aid from station seven for this very reason. If a truck is being dispatched it should be in route within a minute or two. I believe with the new dispatching from RWECC it will take into account the average turnout time and set run cards based on that turnout time (one factor at least). By the way, not quite sure what the gibberish the other “seriously” just spouted.
The real Seriously - 06/01/11 - 22:37

Parkwood E631 and Durham City E13
Andrew (Email) - 06/02/11 - 09:38

Don’t forget Cary BAT2 (safety), and MFD Cars 1 and 3…and the one important member from Holly Springs FD: Mr. Port O. John
rookie - 06/02/11 - 13:11

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