July 2012 Web Archive
1 AM New Leesville Blvd accident
Head On Crash Reported
Then there were fireworks !
After a very busy day, filled with just about every possible call type. Durham Highway FD stood by with 2 trucks at the Wood Valley Fire works display. It was a nice diversion as the 30 min show went on. After the excitements, crews looked through the woods and near by structures looking for hot spots. None found and we were back in service, waiting to see what the rest of the night has in store.
It's not just fire we spent the day dealing with
While crews were battling a commercial saw mill fire with Durham County units, another crew were providing staffing at the station were faced with a domestic dispute unfolding in front of them. After a car made 3 laps through our parking lot it finally stopped on the road. 2 people exited the vehicle one of them yelling for "help" a number of members went to investigate separating the fighters. Wake County Sheriffs Deputies were called to the scene and assisted the victim.
Commercial Saw Mill Fire in Durham Co.
Crews were dispatched to a reported structure fire just over the Wake/Durham county line. First arriving units reported a fire in a shed. While beginning their fire attack it was discovered to be a commercial Saw Mill with LOTS of wood burning. The incident commander asked for additional tankers of water. Durham Highways pumper is equipped with a specialized foam system that helps get into the nooks and crannies of the wood piles.
Another Big Brush Fire... DHFD asked to help
Yet another big brush fire and DHFD units asked to help. Shortly after all the parades were completed Brush 6 was asked to respond to I540 and Hwy 55 near Morrisville. This is an area that is familiar to us, as we have been to this area a number of times in the past for brush fires. Crews from the N.C. Forestry dept were in the process of back burning when we got the call.
Units from Morrisville, Cary, Durham and Wake County all responded to the rapidly developing fire that was growing faster than crews could get in front of it. A few hours after crews arrived a light shower helped get the fire under control.
DHFD responds to map grid 2T for outside fire
Units from Durham Highway were requested by Stony Hill to respond to a reported outside fire off Old Weaver Trail. For those in the service that was map grid 2T. About as far North as you can get and still be in Wake County. After a 10 or 12 min response a small wood fire sparked by the storms blowing down a tree through the powerline. A tanker from Stony Hill arrived to supply the Brush Truck with water. Stony Hill 102 arrived and took command. The fire was put out in about 45 min and all units were back in service.