04/29/12 114 W, 1 I - + 7 - 14 This Morning's Fatal House Fire in Fuquay-Varina

WTVD has posted a short video story about this morning's house fire in Fuquay-Varina where two men were killed. The fire was reported about 7:30 a.m. at 128 Bridge Street. The one-story, ranch-style dwelling with a full basement measured 1,320 square-feet and was built in 1959. Seven people reportedly lived at the residence. The fire started in a downstairs area, reports this NBC17 story, but investigators haven't determined the cause. Units on scene included Fuquay-Varina E5, E4, E3, E2, L1, R1, Tanker 2, Tanker 3, B1, C20, C1, Holly Springs E2, Wake County EMS 9, EMS 14, EMS 17, EMS 8, D2, T1. Wake County Fire Services WC1 and Raleigh Car 20 were among the investigators.

Kudos to all that worked the scene. Double fatality is hard enough. Good Job Fuquay! Looks like there was some pretty good fire in that basement. All the training you guys do looks to have paid off real well. Again Good Job to all!
South Side - 04/29/12 - 22:04

This blog is read by firefighters mostly. I understand what your saying but it isn’t directed to residence of Fuquay but to the men and women that protect the town. You should be proud to live where you have such great protection. I just hope the personnel who worked this scene don’t read your comment but the ones that are praising their heroism and bravery for the job they do each and everyday.
south side - 04/29/12 - 23:34

Fuquay-Varina E3, rescue 1, tanker 2 & 3 and car 20
south - 04/30/12 - 00:50

Thanks for everyone’s notes. Sensitivity is good with regard to balancing the tragedy of a fatal house fire (as well as any non-fatal or non-injury producing property loss) with the “pride of the profession” that manifests at most or maybe every structure fire. Firefighters train and train and train to be effective on “that worst day.” And they express themselves afterward, and support and reinforce each other, in a manner that can seem puzzling to the outsider. And might seem downright insensitive in some contexts. But that’s what makes a good firefighter. They remain positive and enthusiastic about their work, despite the dour (or worse) outcomes. (How’s that for a lofty-sounding summation?)
Legeros - 04/30/12 - 08:12

With the fire conditions that were present upon arrival, there was nothing that could have been done for the 2 victims. FVFD and HSFD did an outstanding job with the scene. Fire was knocked down quickly and everyone returned home safe!
Food for Thought - 04/30/12 - 20:07

Fairview Engine 3 moved up to Fuquay Station 1 for coverage, Garner Engine 2 moved to Fuquay Station 2.
FFD - 04/30/12 - 20:43

Thanks for the coverage from Fairveiw E-3 and Garner E-3.
911 - 05/01/12 - 11:04

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