02/04/09 155 W, 1 I - + 13 - 20 Former Rockefeller Family Estate Building Burns at Fort Bragg

Cumberland and Harnett county fire departments fought a difficult house fire at a Fort Bragg training facility this morning. Reported at 12:19 a.m., the blaze destroyed a 10,649 square-foot vacant dwelling on the former Rockefeller estate at Overhills. The Bird Song house, reports this the WRAL story, was built around 1962. It had more than 20 rooms and included an indoor swimming pool. The Army purchased over 10,500 acres of the estate in 1997. The burned building had been previously released from historical protection. FBFD was assisted by Anderson Creek, Spout Springs, Benhaven, Spring Lake, and Pope AFB. Crews were hampered by difficult access down narrow dirt roads and no water supply on scene, reports a Carolinas Fire Page report. Tankers had a four-mile round trip. Learn more about the Overhills estate. Additional incident details from the Fayetteville Observer. Learn about the Fort Bragg Fire Department.

Dawn Pandoliano / WRAL photo

And here’s an aerial view (I think), http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s..
Legeros - 02/04/09 - 20:47

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