03/28/15 163 W, 1 I - + 3 - 1 Holy Cow! Wednesday's House Fire in Wake Forest

WRAL posted this dramatic photo on Thursday, from Wednesday night's house fire in Wake Forest. House under renovation at 427 N. Main Street. Two-story, wood-frame, single-famiy dwelling with 3,590 square-feet. Built 1909. Dispatched around 11:30 p.m. Engine 1 and Ladder 1 arrived within four-minutes of dispatch and found the house "engulfed in flames." Engines 1, 2, 3, and Ladder 1 deployed hose lines and master streams, battling the blaze and protecting the exposures on all four sides.

Engine 5 and units from Rolesville and Stony Hill assisted with water supply and fire attack. One firefighter was injured and transported to the hospital. They were released early Thursday morning. The house was unoccupied at the time of the blaze. The cause remains under investigation, notes the summary on the Wake Forest Fire Department web site. See that page for more photos and a couple video clips. Perhaps readers can add the complete run card and suppression specifics.

Wake Forest Fire Department/WRAL photo

Ladder #1 and Engine #1 on Alpha/Bravo side. Engine #1 deck gun and 2.5” for exposure on bravo side, Ladder #1 elevated master stream. Engine #2 Alpha/Delta corner with deck gun and 1 3/4” for exposures across street and extinguishment/overhaul operations later on in the incident. Engine #3 Charlie/Delta corner flowing deck gun and 2.5”. I can only speak for those 4 units Mike.
Ben Davis (Web Site) - 03/28/15 - 13:02

This is a great example of fully involved!
gafirefighter - 03/28/15 - 22:37

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