03/27/11 111 W, 1 I - + 11 - 7 This Morning's House Fire in Apex

NBC 17 has posted a pair of morning-after photos of this morning's house fire in Apex. Located at 4809 Fairfield Road in New Hill, the house was reported ablaze about 5:30 a.m. The pictures depict an apparent total loss. Crews were still extinguishing hot spots this morning. Sounded like a big one, from the activities at shift change.

County tax records describe the structure as a one-story frame residence with 1,860 square-feet. Built 1986. County maps show the structure some 150 feet removed from the road. Can't tell where the water point was, however. No other details at present. Perhaps readers will relate more about the incident.

NBC17 photo

Units on scene: Apex E-2, E-1, E-4, L-3, L-4, Tk-1, Tk-2, R-4, Batt-1, C-1, Holly Springs Batt-1, E-3, E-2, Fuquay Tk-1, Swift Creek Tk-6. WC-1, EMS 17, 4?
Red - 03/28/11 - 06:27

I believe it was about 500-600 ft lay from road to Engine 1. The drop tank was set up at end of driveway with Engine 2 pumping to E-1. Hydrant approx 3/4 mile away. House was fully involved upon Battalion 1 arrival. All operations were defensive. Fire investigated by WC 1&2 and all signs point to laundry room area, unknown whether electrical or dryer vent area. No one at home at the time.
ApexBattChief - 03/28/11 - 10:11

Google maps has this in Buckhorn, NC. What’s the history on this part of Apex/New Hill being called Buckhorn?
Luke - 03/30/11 - 08:34

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