05/26/15 256 W, 2 I - + 9 - 4 Today's House Fire in Apex

Our friends at the Apex Fire Department have passed along some pictures from today's house fire. Dispatched about 1:10 p.m. to 2107 Rocky Mountain Way. Two-story, wood-frame, single-family dwelling with 3,584 square-feet. Built 2002. Arriving units found heavy some and flames showing from the roof and attic area.

Recalling radio traffic and from other sources, Engine 4 was the arriving pumper. Three lines were stretched, and Ladder 4 was deployed. Crews attempted interior attack, but were withdrawn within about ten minutes. Aerial operations were started and knocked down most of the flames. Plus protection of exposures.

Included Apex E1, E2, E4, L1, L3, L4, B1, C10, C6, C5, C2, C1, with mutual aid from Morrisville E3, L1, Fairview E1, and Holly Springs Squad 1, E2. Medical included EMS 52, EMS 54, D5, T1. Investigation with WC 1, WC 2 assisting Apex Car 5 and Car 6. (Readers please provide corrections or additions as needed.)

On a related note, this was a stone's throw from the future site of Apex Station 5, e.g. Public Safety Station 5. The facility is planned for 2050 Kelly Road, which is the northeast corner of Kelly and Apex Barbecue roads. Lot sized 2.65 acres. The town's recently released recommended budget contains a few details. We'll cover that in a subsequent posting about the various local budgets.

Here's a WTVD story about today's fire. The house was destroyed, with flames consuming nearly the entire roof. Heat also damaged vinyl siding on a home next door. Nobody was home at the time of the blaze. Click to enlarge:

Apex Fire Department photos

Apex E-1 not L-1. Great job by all departments. And thanks to FV C2 for stepping up and offering coverage.
Apex Batt Chief Scooter - 05/26/15 - 23:19

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