RALEIGH - Two alarms at 6115 Chapel Hill Road. Engine 8 arriving a a one-story metal warehouse building with 40,640 square-feet. Built in 1954. Heavy, heavy smoke showing. Engine 8 laid a dry supply line from the northeast corner of Chapel Hill and Edwards Mill roads. Fire found contained in asphalt vat inside structure.
Second hydrant sought and found close to building, but dry. Alternate hydrant sought on Chapel Hill Road,
not needed due to fire being controlled. Crews broughtlines and portable monitor into building. Foam applied and
fire fairly quickly extinguished. Dispatched 3:40 p.m. Second alarm requested soon after Engine 8 arrived and performed size-up. Controlled 4:14 p.m. Caused determined as accidental ignition during maintenance of gas burner. Units on scene included E8, E14, E5, E20, L7, L3, R2, B3, A1, C20, C40, EMS 4, EMS 35, D5 (first alarm), E16, E6, E1, L4, R3, B3, C2, C5, C72, EMS 11, D4, M94, T1. "A" platoon.
Mike Legeros photographs.