07/24/12 161 W, 2 I - + 6 - 7 Last Night's House Fires in Apex and Holly Springs

Lightning started two serious house fires last night, during a period of heavy thunderstorm activity. This two-story home on Hoboken Court in Apex caught fire about 7:00 p.m. Arriving units found the attic fully-involved, reports this WTVD story. The occupants escaped injury, and a cat was rescued from second-story windows. See this NBC17 story for some photos. Apex E3, E1, E2, L3, L4, B1, C1, Cary E5, B2, Morrisville P3 were among the units on scene.

Steve Sbraccia/NBC17 photo

This two-story home at 504 Gooseberry Drive in Holly Springs caught fires shortly before 8:00 p.m. The flames spread to a second house, which caught fire. The heat also damaged the siding on a third home, on the opposite side of 504 Gooseberry. Two additional engines were requested. Departments on scene included Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Apex, and Cary. See this WRAL story for photos and video footage.

Thomas Babb/WRAL photo

Swift creek was there with Holly Springs also. Don’t won’t to leave anyone out.
The real deal - 07/24/12 - 08:24

Thanks Real Deal. I had just returned to town, and wasn’t paying super-close attention to the scanner. Readers are welcome to add incident details and more departments/units that were on scene. More storms today!
Legeros - 07/24/12 - 08:40

Swift Creek E1 and Western Wake E191 were special called late for relief on Hoboken. Fairview was there early as well.
Andrew - 07/24/12 - 10:01

Fuquay engine 1 responded as well with a crew of 6
joe - 07/24/12 - 11:51

Fairview Engine 1 responded to the Hoboken fire. Fairview Engine 8 and Rescue 1 responded to the Gooseberry fire. Fairview Engine 8 was first in due to Holly Springs being tied up on other calls.
79 - 07/24/12 - 15:05

Thank you to everyone that responded to Hoboken. We also had numerous EMS assistance including Truck 1. This was 3rdcall in 2 weeks that we have had Truck 1 on. They are a great asset.
Apex Batt Chief - 07/24/12 - 18:15

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