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Posted November 8, 2012 EST

Firefighters From Four Departments Battle Raging House
Firefighters From Four Departments Battle Raging House
Nash 911 received call from a passerby of a structure fire. Nash County Fire Marshal C105 (Chris Bissette) was first to arrive on scene and performed a 360 size up of the structure. The fire was located in the front of the house (A side) in the front two rooms and the front porch quickly spreading to the car parked in the front yard. Shortly after arrival the electrical line burnt into on the A/D corner which posed a hazard for arriving FF's along with multiple LP Gas cylinders on the front porch that were involved in the fire. Castalia Chief Darnell arrived and ordered a 1 3/4" line be deployed to an exterior attack of the front porch. Bassett then led an attack crew to the rear of the structure to make entry with a 1 3/4" line along with a positive pressure fan on attack. Upon entry the attack crew had to exit due to reaching interior doors that were blocked by furniture and could not be opened. The exterior crews made an aggressive attack to slow the fire down with one 1 3/4" line and one 2 1/2" line while the interior crew exited and then made entry through a window on the D side of the structure. The fire was marked under control in about 25 minutes after arrival. After marking the fire under control salvage and overhaul was performed while applying foam to hot spots. Investigation found the occupant had left the structure about 6 hours earlier and left an electric space heater on and to close to combustibles in the front room.

Photos by Bob Bartosz
Written by Chris Bissette