RALEIGH - Two alarms at 1720 Canterbury Road. Engine 6 arriving at a 1.5-story, brick, single-family dwelling with 4,704 square-feet.
Built 1936. Heavy fire showing from the roof. Original dispatch address was 2717 Cambridge Road. Address of 1718 Canterbury Road also incorrectly
cited in news reports.
Hydrant caught at Cambridge and Canterbury, with Engine 5 boosting pressure to Engine 6, which also supplied Ladder 4. Second hydrant caught at
Canterbury and Fairview, with Engine 1 for boosting pressure. Canterbury Road also closed to local traffic on that block, with heavy equipment
on street and sections of gravel surface. Crews had to move barriers upon arrival of initial units.
Interior operations, with numerous hand lines. Interior operations for about 30 minutes, followed by aerial operations from Ladder 4.
Crews reentered structure after short period of aerial operations. Dispatched 2:36 a.m. Second alarm 2:54 a.m. Controlled 3:44 a.m.
Command and rehab located on opposite side of Canterbury Road. Two firefighters with minor injuries, one transported with sprained ankle.
House not occupied, being remodeled. Cause determined as accidental.