03/15/11 244 W, 2 I - + 10 - 3 This Morning's Two Alarms / Dansey Drive

Two alarms at 4724 Dansey Drive. Reported as New Hope Road between Capital and Louisburg roads. Engine 19 arriving at a two-story, wood-frame, multi-family apartment building with 10,356 square-feet. Built 1985. Heavy fire visible from both floors at the rear of the building. Interior attack utilizing a number of two-inch lines. Ladder 2 also deployed in rear of building.

Two hydrants used, on Dansey Drive (E19) and New Hope Road (L2). Command (B1) located on northeast corner of Dansey Drive and New Hope Road. Staging in parking lot of New Hope Baptist Church at corner of Louisburg and New Hope roads. Rehab and medical monitoring on New Hope Road at Dansey Drive. New Hope Road closed by police. Dispatched 2:49 a.m. Controlled 3:22 a.m. Eight units rendered uninhabitable, 19 people displaced. 

Units included E19, E15, E11, E27, E21, E22, E28, L2, L5, R1, R2, B1, B2, C10, C20, C40, A1, C1, C2, C5, New Hope E1, B1, C1, WC1, EMS 5, EMS 2, EMS 121, EMS 18, EMS 7, EMS 15, D1, D4, T1. Special call for CAT bus for evacuated residents. E26 for relief about 5:15 a.m.

See sampling of photos from Legeros. More later, along with pics from Lee Wilson. Media coverage: NBC17 (broken link on their site), WRAL, WTVD. Blog coverage right here. Commence discussion, dissection, etc.

March 21 update. Here's a good morning-after photo from the News & Observer's subsequent article:

Shawn Rocco/News & Observer photo

How did L-2 perform after all the work it had done to it? Looks like it did fine.
ab - 03/16/11 - 21:30

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