12/26/11 163 W, 1 I - + 6 - 2 House Fire on Huntingdon Drive

Here's a photo posted by WRAL of this morning's house fire at 5125 Huntingdon Drive in southwest Raleigh. The call was dispatched at 5:45 a.m. Engine 8 arrived at a two-story, brick, single-family dwelling with 2,250 square-feet. Built 1967. Fire was showing from the roof. Crews entered after a water supply was established. Three lines were brought inside, searches were started, and ceilings were pulled as fire was found extending into the attic. All firefighters inside the structure was brought outside at the 20 minute mark, for a personal accountability report and some exterior operations that included using Ladder 7. The fire was reported controlled at 6:34 a.m. Crews and investigated remained on the scene into the morning. Some sections of the second floor collapsed onto the first. The cause is still under investigation. Twelve people were displaced. No occupants were injured, but one firefighter was transported with minor burns to the legs. Sources: WRAL story, RFD media release, radio traffic.

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