03/23/13 240 W, 3 I - + 4 - 1 Convenience Store Fire on Glenwood Avenue

The second recent worker at a convenience store (after this March 9 blaze on New Bern Avenue) closed the 6700 block of Glenwood Avenue yesterday just before rush hour. Equally convenient was the fire station location, about a block away. Engine 17 arrived with heavy fire and smoke showing from the roof of a one-story, brick and frame convenience store with 2,160 square-feet. Built 1961. Operations included portable monitor into front of building and aerial stream using Ladder 1 and Ladder 3. From aerial photos, one of the hydrants they used was across Glenwood Avenue. Second one perhaps on the access road between Glenwood and Pleasant Valley? (Mr. Blogger was away from the city for the day, so relying on photos, the press release, and the CFP pages.)

Dispatched at 3:57 p.m., the fire was controlled 4:39 p.m. The cause was determined as accidental, reportedly started in outbuilding and which spread to attic of the main structure. Units on scene included E17, E16, E18, E9, L3, L3, Squad 14, R1, B4, B5, A1, C20, C420, C401, C14, EMS 2, EMS 5, D_, T1. "C" platoon. Guest photos have been posted, courtesy of Stan Heath, a retired Raleigh Captain. Don't miss the excellent aerial footage as well from WRAL and WTVD. They were also there early. Now if we just get that guy Legeros on scene, if there's a third one like this. See incident photos.

Stan Health photo


WTVD photos

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