Story and Photos by Bob Bartosz
Shortly after 10 pm on October 4, 2014, Nash County (NC) 911 center received a call from a resident that their home was on fire and she could see flames come out the rear of their home she and her husband were getting the dogs and leaving the home. Fire companies from Salem, Red Oak, Castalia, along with Nash EMS units were dispatched. The resident called back to the 911 center and told the dispatcher that the whole rear of the home was fully involved in flames and they could only get two of the dog out and the other two were still in the home. Red Oak engine 12 was first on location and reported they had a large one-story frame dwelling fully involved.
Firefighters were faced with heavy fire conditions plus two large propane tanks near the house and vehicles parked in the rear yard. It took 26 firefighters over one hour using numerous 2 1/2- and 1 3/4-inch water lines to bring the blaze under control. Three tankers were used to shuttle water to the scene. Nash EMS units were used for rehab. There were no reported injuries to civilians or firefighters.
According to the home owner the next day his two dogs had perished in the blaze and they had loss all their belongings in the fire and they did not have insurance. The Nash Fire Marshall office is investigating the cause of the fire.
See more photos from this fire HERE.
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