06/14/11 162 W, 2 I - + 3 - 3 This Morning's House Fire / Slippery Elm Drive

Photographer Lee Wilson arrived early at this morning's major house fire on Slippery Elm Drive. He was already in south Raleigh for the occasion of the Raleigh Fire Department Museum opening. More later about that event.

Engine 10 was first on scene at 3037 Slippery Elm Drive. One-story, split-level, wood-frame house with 1,522 square-feet. Built 1998. Heavy fire showing in the rear of the residence, with fire venting through the roof.

Interior attack, until crews pulled out about 20 minutes into the incident. Defensive operations started, heavy fire in the structure, and aerial operations soon started. Two engines and an additional ladder requested. Dispatched 10:31 a.m. Controlled 11:15 a.m. Three people displaced, no injuries. Cause under investigation.

Units on scene included E10, E26, E2, L8, R3, B2, E12, A1, C10, C20, E3, E7, L4, B3. Watch for more incident details from Mr. Wilson, when he posts his pictures. Here are two preview photos, click to enlarge:

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