08/28/15 335 W, 2 I - + 10 - 4 Two Alarms on Quarter Point on Saturday, August 22

Had another two-alarm fire in Raleigh last week, believe just the third this year. On Saturday night, August 22. Multi-unit residential structure at 1426 Quarter Point. Reported fire on balcony. Upgraded to working fire while units were en route, due to multiple callers. EMS 35 arrived first and reported fully-involved. Engine 18 arrived about a minute later, at a two-story, four-unit townhome building with approximately 6,600 square-feet. (Built 1987.)

Heavy fire in the rear of the structure, on the end unit. Engine 18 deployed a two-inch line to the rear of the structure, for initial attack. Fire also active inside structure. Crews took lines into the building, then were withdrawn as fire extended into attic space of adjoining unit. Aerial stream was deployed into the rear of the building from Ladder 1 on Lead Mine Road. (The building was behind the trees, on the southwest corner of Lead Mine and Strickland roads.)

Two hydrants were caught, with Engine 4 on Quarter Point boosting to Engine 18, and Engine 15 on Strickland and Lead Mine boosting to Ladder 1. Ladder 9 also deployed on Strickland. Command at the corner of Lead Mine and Strickland. Staging on both streets. Rehab on Lead Mine and on Quarter Point at Engine 18.

Dispatched 8:44 p.m., working fire at 8:46 p.m., special call for two engines at 9:09 p.m., rest of second alarm requested at 9:16 p.m. Controlled 10:15 p.m. Cause determined as accidental, and started on the back deck. Three people in the fire building self-evacuated. Four people from two units displaced. One firefighter with dislocated shoulder, transported to hospital.

First alarm E18, E4, E16, E15, L1, L9, R1, B4, B5, working fire A2, C20, C420, C401, special call E23, E9, second alarm E1, L2, L5, B1, C2, C1, medical EMS 35, EMS 38, EMS 12, EMS 15, D4, D9, T1, Logistics 1. Coverage included E6 to Station 9 and E29 to Station 18.

See more photos by Mike Legeros, who snapped his first picture at 9:00 p.m. 

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