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AUGUST 10, 2107 – ENGINE 1 FIRST DUE TO HOUSE FIRE ON TIMBERLAKE DR (NEW HOPE FIRE DISTRICT)

At 2050, Raleigh-Wake County 911​ dispatched Wake New Hope Station 1, Eastern Wake Fire – Rescue Department​, Northern Wake Fire Department​ Engine 56, and Garner Fire Rescue​ Rescue 1 to a reported structure fire at 2122 Timberlake Dr, which is unincorporated Wake County surrounded by the City of Raleigh, in New Hope’s Fire District.Engine 1 responded with C-shift under Captain Bradshaw, and due to multiple calls being received by RW911 (and it being within the New Hope Fire District), a full response was initiated from New Hope Station 2 as well. Additional information provided by RW911 to the responding units were that heavy flames were being reported, and NH101 (Deputy Chief Price) requested an Eastern County Tanker Task Force to be dispatched, and requested Garner Rescue 1 be cancelled and replaced with New Hope Rescue 14.

Wake County EMS​ 7 arrived first, reporting heavy fire visible from the garage with extension to the first floor, and requested an EMS box alarm, bringing Eastern Wake EMS​ units to the scene as well. Wake New Hope Engine 1 arrived shortly after, and reported a 2500 sq foot structure fully involved, with heavy fire in the garage, first floor and roof. Based on this sizeup by Captain Bradshaw, DC Price requested an additional two engines to respond to the scene, bringing Raleigh Fire Department​ Engine 11 and Knightdale Fire Department​ 134. Engine 1’s crew immediately stretched two inch and a half attack lines, and attempted to knock down the heavy fire. As additional units arrived, the Engine 1 crew initiated entry into the structure, but was forced to back out due the heavy fire conditions and structural stability concerns, as well as water supply issues and hearing explosions coming from the garage area.

The tanker task force established a water supply using droptanks, under the supervision of Chief McCaully. New Hope Tanker 11, New Hope Tanker 10, New Hope Tanker 9, Eastern Wake Tanker 3, Wendell Fire Department​ Tanker 117, Rolesville Fire Department​ Tanker 157, Garner Tanker 7, Zebulon Fire Department​ Tanker 98, and Hopkins Fire Department ​Tanker 227 all shuttled water from the nearest hydrants to the drop tanks, which were then pumped by New Hope Engine 4 to the attack engine,ensuring the crews fighting with the fire didn’t run out of water.

New Hope units on scene included Engine 1, Tanker 11, Car 1, Engine 4, Rescue 14, Tanker 10, Tanker 9, Car 20, Car 2, and Car 3.

After approximately two hours of fighting this fire, the fire was placed under control, however crews spent several additional hours knocking down hotspots within the garage.
Deputy Chief Price, Captain Bradshaw, and all the firefighters at Wake New Hope FD would like to give a tremendous thank you to all the responders and the ECC staff for their assistance at the fire last night.

for additional photos and videos, check out http://www.wral.com/firefighters-respond-to-working-fire-on-timberlake-drive-in-raleigh/16872307/ and http://wncn.com/2017/08/10/firefighters-battle-blaze-near-i-440/

Photos courtesy of http://interactives.wncn.com/photomojo/gallery/44350/1