01/17/13 158 W, 2 I - + 3 - 5 Five Alarms in Salisbury Last Night

FireNews has details about the 1896 building at 600 North Church Street in downtown Salisbury, that was reported alame at 9:44 pa.m. The Salisbury Post has more details. The historic Grimes Mill Museum was already engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived. Defensive operations were used, with six aerial streams operating at one point.

Departments on scene included Salisbury FD, South Salisbury FD, Spencer FD, Rockwell FD, Granite FD, Locke FD, Cleveland FD, and Kannapolis FD. Maybe our readers will share a run card. See the Post story for a slideshow of strong images by Hugh Fisher.

See other media sources accordingly, such as WSCO-TV. Here's a photo of the building in 2009, from that year's fall mountain trip. Next question, when was the list "old mill" building that burned in our area? And/or, what notable mill files have occured in Raleigh/Wake County or the Triangle?


Hugh Fisher photos

I recall the Selma Cotton Mill Fire at the intersection of Lizzie and Tower Streets. It was on Saturday April 1, 2006. I found a newbrief on WRAL but the video wasn’t supported anymore. As I recall, I was at Wal-Mart when it was paged out and came out to see a thick, black column of smoke around 6 in the evening. Several departments responded including Selma (primary with L10), Smithfield (L1, E1?), Wilson’s Mills with a Tanker and Engine?, Kenly, Micro and I’m sure there were others that I can’t recall. The mode of attack was defensive from the beginning with some crews going just inside the walls to try to hit the seed of the fire toward the center of the structure. I have some photos but I will have to search for them.
BW - 01/17/13 - 08:15

Nice photos! I had forgotten that Garner came that night. And it looks like it was E2 from Smithfield.
BW - 01/17/13 - 10:05

How many alarms would you consider the Hay master fire of 2005 in Fuquay was?
Bam Bam - 01/18/13 - 20:39

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