Fire Heats Up Brooks Street

On Wednesday night a vigilant Wake Forest Police Officer noticed smoke billowing from 315 Brooks Street and called in the troops. Otherwise known as the Wake Forest Fire Department.

At first a WFPD officer noticed smoke drifting from over behind their storage building and the initial thought was probably “Our stuffs on fire!” But in a good news, bad news moment, he learned it wasn’t the WFPD storage building but the house behind the shed over on Brooks Street.

Wake Forest Ladder 1 is raised in case it is needed.
Wake Forest Ladder 1 is raised in case it is needed.

The fire first went out as a small outside fire and then was quickly updated to a structure fire. When the Wake Forest Fire Department arrived and assessed the situation it was apparent something was on fire in the attic of the one story structure.

Some doors were opened, holes were cut, water was sprayed, and tarps placed down under the watchful eye of Assistant Chief Davis. As expected the nearby Wake Forest Fire Department had the whole thing quickly under control and the Wake Forest Police Department was happy their shed was not on fire.

I don’t think the homeowner was present. At least I didn’t see anyone with the standard “oh crap” look on their face.

It struck me as I stood there on the balmy night, when people think they are having a bad day at work, just imagine if instead you were carrying 60 pounds of gear, a gas powered saw, and having to climb up on a roof. If you keep that in mind the office politics at your job becomes less important.
It struck me as I stood there on the balmy night, when people think they are having a bad day at work, just imagine if instead you were carrying 60 pounds of gear, a gas powered saw, and having to climb up on a roof. If you keep that in mind the office politics at your job becomes much less important.

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