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3/28/10 4:04 PM
RALEIGH - Two alarms at 611 Peyton Street. Engine 12 arriving at a three-story, wood-frame with brick veneer apartment building, built 1969 with 9,936 square-feet, with heavy smoke showing from third floor in rear of structure, along with civilians in or hanging from third-floor windows. Rescued using ground ladders. Dead hydrant at scene, and water supply delayed. Extension into attic, and through roof. Ladder 4 positioned with second water supply, and deployed for roof access. Battalion 2 assumed command on arrival, and requested second alarm a couple minutes later. Command post and medical monitoring and rehab located on Dacian Drive. Staging on Peyton Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Latter roadway closed at Peyton Street, due to five-inch hose. Dispatched at 3:19 p.m. Controlled at 4:02 p.m. Fire units included E12, E3, E7, L4, R2, B2 (first alarm), E10, A1, C10, C20 (working fire), E1, E5, E11, L8, R1, B3, B1, C2 (second alarm), E2, E26 (special called). EMS units included EMS7, EMS82, EMS62, M91, D1, D5, MD20, D1. Also on scene: C1, Red Cross. Twelve units rendered uninhabitable. No injures, about 24 people displaced. Cause determined as accidental. "B" shift.
Mike Legeros photographs.