08/03/11 113 W, 2 I - + 4 - 4 Brush Fire Burns 31 Acres in Durham

Durham city and county and Orange firefighters had their hands full this afternoon with a major brush fire on Cole Mill Road near Berini Drive and Interstate 85. Though a plow and back fires were deployed to help control the blaze, a change in wind direction caused the fire to jump the break. Flames came as close as 40 feet to residential structures on Bentgrass Lane, reports this WRAL story. Durham, Lebanon, Eno, and New Hope fire departments on scene, plus Forest Service. Perhaps readers will post incident details. See also this News & Observer story with a couple photos.

WRAL photo

Harry Lynch/News & Observer photo

Very close to the workplace. Monitored the operations on Durham’s 800Mhz system. Very interesting and glad no one was hurt.
Marshall Sherard KE4ZNR (Email) (Web Site) - 08/04/11 - 16:34

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