Posted March 6, 2013 EST
Rocky Mount Firefighters Battle Blazing Occupied House Fire
(North Carolina) -
Shortly after 3 p.m. on March 4, 2013 Rocky Mount, N.C. Fire department responded to an occupied residential structure on the 900 Block of Arlington Street. The first in Engine Company reported that they had a heavily involved occupied house. Fire fighters were forced to make an exterior attack and quickly had the bulk of the fire knocked down. It took over one hour to bring the fire under control. Fire fighters remained on the scene overhauling and checking for hot spots. The occupants were able to flee the dwelling before the arrival of the fire department. No injuries were reported and the fire is under investigation by the Rocky Mount fire department Fire Marshal's office. The American Red Cross responded to assist the family with temporary housing. Fire units that responded were Engine Co. 1, 4, 5, Ladder Co's 10 and 30. Squad Co's 1 and 2. Along with Battalion Chiefs 1 and 2, also Safety Officer. Along with Division Chief of the department.
Written and photos by Bob Bartosz