Shortly after 10:00 a.m. on December 29, 2012 Nash County NC firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire on Rt. 64 near Worth Road in Spring Hope. The first arriving Units found heavy smoke and fire conditions in a large three story A frame, occupied dwelling. Firefighters attempted to make an aggressive interior attack but were driven out due to the heavy fire conditions. There were no local water supply and additional fire companies were called in from Nash County and neighboring Franklin County to help fight the blaze. Three-drop tanks were setup and water supplied by tankers. The occupants were able to exit the home before the firefighters arrived. It took firefighters over two hours to bring the blaze under control. Two fire fighters were injured with non-life threatening injuries and were transported by Nash County EMS to a local hospital. They were treated and released. The fire is being investigated by the Nash County Fire Marshal's office. Firefighters at the scene were from Spring Hope, Ferrell, Stan Hope, Momeyer, and Franklin County Justice and Pilot fire companies along with Nash County EMS Units and Nash Sheriff Department.
Written and photos by Bob Bartosz