02/11/09 218 W, 1 I - + 10 - 18 Monday's High-Rise Incident

Lee has posted photos of the reported high-rise fire at the Wake County Office Building at 337 S. Salisbury Street on Monday. Originally reported as black smoke seen from unknown building location, seen from McDowell Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Alarm time 12:02 p.m. Engine 1 reported smoke showing from the WCOB, which added a high-rise assignment to the structure fire response. Source of smoke was boiler activity for annual testing. See more details on Lee's photos. Fire units on scene: E1, E13, E3, E5, E2, L1, L20, R7, A8, B3, B2, B1, C2, C5, C71, and C72. EMS units on scene: EMS1, EMS2, EMS15, M94, T1, D1. Some of the radio traffic is archived at Scan America, on the Wake County scanner archives site. Take a listen! There's also a donation area, which links to Scan America's operational costs. Dig those specs, and the $1,300+ monthly bill! (Though linked from our photo site, we're not affiliated with them.) On a related note to the above incident, we're closing on the 19th anniversary of the courthouse fire. March 18, 1990. Four alarms, several fires deliberately set, and 191 prisoners evacuated from the jail. Yours Truly was working at Station 15 and rode the old Mack Aerialscope to the scene. That was a long ride from northside.
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