02/22/15 534 W, 2 I - + 10 - 6 Friday's Major House Fire with Fourteen Fire Departments

Fourteen fire departments from Wake County (and one from Johnston County) battled a major house fire in southern Wake County on Friday. Though the structure was of "ordinary size", there were numerous challenges ranging from roadway access to water supply to building construction. Here are some notes on the incident:

Run Card

Departments and Units:

  1. Apex E4
  2. Bay Leaf Tanker 127, Tanker 257 (believe they were both diverted for coverage)
  3. Cary E4, E6, R2
  4. Cleveland E3
  5. Durham Highway P2
  6. Fairview E3, E2, E1, Tanker 6, Tanker 7, R1, C1
  7. Fuquay-Varina E4, Tanker 1
  8. Garner E9, E3, Tanker 12, B1
  9. Holly Springs E3
  10. Raleigh E13, L8, B2
  11. Morrisville E3
  12. Stony Hill Tanker 268
  13. Swift Creek Tanker 2
  14. Wake Forest Tanker 2

Plus Wake County Fire Services, Wake County Emergency Management.


Water Supply / Hose Lines

Here's "interpretative map" based on observations at the end of the incident, along with some phone photos. Pictures from my cameras will take another day or two to be posted. Click to enlarge:

Add Eastern Wake Pumper 1 to Garner #4 for coverage.
D.Cates - 02/22/15 - 18:52

Looks like a heck of a water supply a mere 50 feet from the structure.
Rescue Ranger - 02/22/15 - 21:39

@Rescue Ranger. Yea if you could get a truck to it. Couldn’t hardly get down the street and still had to add about two hundred feet to each line due to access. Must not have gotten any ice where you are from!
911 - 02/23/15 - 13:50

Does RFD dispatch closest engine(s) when they are requested like this, or is it policy to send E-13?
Chris - 02/23/15 - 17:07

Chris, the IC requested “two Raleigh engines” and, if memory serves, said something to the effect of “contact Car 20 [shift supervisor] and let them decide who to send.” Thus RFD chose E13 and L8 as the responding units.
Legeros - 02/23/15 - 17:21

I don’t think CFD E4 responded.
fire1983 - 02/25/15 - 11:16

Fuquay Battalion 1 had safety on side Charlie.
FV - 02/25/15 - 13:01

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