02/13/09 90 W, 1 I - + 15 - 14 Last Night's Major Fire / Tall Timber Drive

Two alarms at 4951 Tall Timber Drive. Engine 16 first on scene with heavy fire and smoke showing from the roof of a three-story, wood-frame, apartment building with 10,952 square feet. Built 1986. Alarm time 2:26 a.m. Controlled 4:32 a.m. Ladder 4 and Ladder 17 deployed and flowed. Approximately 55 firefighters on scene. Twelve apartments rendered uninhabitable, and 19 people displaced. No injuries. Cause determined as improperly discarded smoking materials. Watch the WTVD story. Or read the WRAL story, or the News & Observer story.

Lee Wilson Photo

Go figure. Charlotte’s 3-Alarm apartment fire the other night was also deemed as carelessly discarded smoking material. When will people learn!!
Luke - 02/13/09 - 14:05

Photos from Lee Wilson: http://www.flickr.com/photos/leewilson/s..

From his notes, units on scene included: E16, E17, E9, E14, E18, E6, E4, L17, L4, L24 (relief), R14, R7, B4, B3, SR2 (as Air 8), C20, C5, C4, C2, C1, EMS121, EMS2, EMS3, EMS4, EMS13, D1, D5, M92, T1.
Legeros - 02/14/09 - 09:32

Where was FC 1?
Steven (Email) - 02/14/09 - 15:54

Is that a smooth bore master stream in operation?
Smooth - 02/16/09 - 13:35

Nope, that’s a fog tip on the aerial. However, I did hear that E-16 used a smooth bore on the hand line when command called for a defensive attack.
RescueRanger - 02/17/09 - 12:09

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