K & W Motor Company, March 3,
1952. This early morning fire at 118 E. Davie
Street in Raleigh destroyed 29 new and used
automobiles. Seven companies battled the 2:30 a.m.
blaze in a bitter cold rain. (N&O
photograph by Lawrence Wofford.)
Esty Hall, December 13, 1968.
This 97-year-old Shaw University dormitory sustained
damaged to two rooms and a hallway. Five units
responded to the 3:27 p.m. alarm. The third-floor fire
was brought under control within 15 minutes. (N&O
photograph by Ken Cooke.)
Stephens Supply Company, December
14, 1968. The hardware department of the
Fuquay-Varina business was destroyed by this Saturday
night blaze. Reported at 11:30 p.m., the town's fire
departments received assistance from Raleigh, Apex,
Fairview, Swift Creek, and Angier-Black River in
Harnett County. (FVI photograph by William I.
Whitley Furniture Galleries,
January 8, 1983. This 10:45 p.m. fire started in
the snack room of the furniture store at 100 W. Vance
St. in downtown Zebulon. Firefighters from Wendell,
Knightdale, and Hopkins helped the town's fire
departments bring the blaze under control by 1:30 a.m.
(N&O photograph by Robert Willett.)