10/27/11 149 W, 2 I - + 4 - 9 Two Alarms on South Blount Street

Arriving units found heavy fire venting from a one-story duplex in downtown Raleigh this morning. Flames spread to a second residence in the 600 block of South Blount Street, igniting the roof and attic area. Both of the structures were over 100 years old, and located very close to each other. Defensive operations were started for the first structure, and master streams were deployed.

Dispatched at 8:37 a.m., the second alarm was requested about ten minutes later. The fire was placed under control at 9:49 a.m. There were no injuries and the cause was determined as accidental. Both Mike Legeros (see photos) and Lee Wilson (see photos) responded. See their posted photos for incident details. Numerous news crews were also on scene. See coverage from the News & Observer, NBC 17 (includes video), WRAL, WTVD (includes video and aerial images).

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