02/26/09 79 W, 1 I - + 19 - 14 Yesterday's Major Fire / Evergreen Forest Way

Two alarms at 5321 Evergreen Forest Way. Engine 22 arriving at a two-story, wood-frame apartment building with 12,870 square-feet, and heavy fire in the rear of the structure. Alarm time 5:55 a.m. Controlled 6:44 a.m. Approximately 40 firefighters on scene. Five apartment units rendered uninhabitable and 30 people displaced. No injuries. Cause determined as improperly discarded smoking material. Read the WRAL story, which has quite a few reader comments. Read the News & Observer story.

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