07/30/11 322 W, 2 I - + 10 - 4 Hot Day in Cary, Updated

Fifteen paramedic ambulances were among the many resources that responded to a two-alarm structure fire and subsequent mass causality incident at a Cary nursing home this afternoon. Dispatched at 3:27 p.m. with additional caller reporting fire in a room. Second alarm dispatched prior to arrival. Engine 3 arrived at 6590 Tryon Road with nothing showing from the exterior of the one-story, brick-and-frame residential medical facility with 48,842 square-feet. Built in 1991.

Engine 3 personnel found in a patient's room, and contained to that room and quickly controlled. Building fire department connection supplied, and sprinkler system also activated. Crews also assisted with evacuation and outdoor care of the 105 patients inside the facility. They were outside the building for about 20 minutes, staged in three or more parking lot and lawn locations. Shuttle buses requested, for possible relocation. Patients returned to building, with officials evaluating if later relocation would be needed.

Second alarm EMS dispatched. Additional units were required for treatment and transport of six victims with minor injuries (smoke, heat), three patients and three workers. Additional resources were required for medical monitoring and rehab of responders, and subsequent rehab of the rehab personnel. Air temperature in the mid 90s. Command including medical branch located in front of structure. Staging in driveway and nearby parking lot. Additional medical staging in office complex at corner of Tryon Road and Kildaire Parkway. Shuttle buses moved to nearby church parking lot.

Units on scene included Cary E3, E6, E4, E2, L3, L6, L1, R2, B1, B2; Swift Creek E3, B27; Cary/Apex/Wake County EMS 51, EMS 42, EMS 41, EMS 8, EMS 52, EMS 4, EMS 32, EMS 38, EMS 35, EMS 17, EMS 9, EMS 5, EMS 35, EMS 55, EMS 31, D5, D2, D1, M94, T1, Evac1, Chief 100. Plus Wake County Fire Services, Wake County EM, and Cary Police. Both Legeros and Lee were on scene.

See photos by Mike Legeros | See photos by Lee Wilson 

Description updated, with links to Lee’s photos added. Full series of Legeros photos uploading now.
Legeros - 07/31/11 - 10:09

Busy day in Cary. I know Moville went on two working fires with Cary.
Spanky - 07/31/11 - 12:57

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