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Quick Thinking Saves Youngsville Residents in House Fire

On a bright blue sky Friday afternoon around 2 PM a call was received by 911 in Franklin County that the occupants of a house at 1425 Moores Pond Road heard some “crackling” in the attic and saw some light smoke. It was only about five minutes later that the smoke turned to fire and in the mean time the two occupants not only evacuated the house but also moved their cars from the garage to save them.

1425 Moores Pond Rd in Youngsville

1425 Moores Pond Rd in Youngsville

As you can imagine the two people home at the time of the fire were startled and shaken. Their relative who owns the home was in Henderson at the time of the fire and was racing back to the burning house.

Fire shoots from the roof of the burning home as a firefighter makes his way inside.

Fire shoots from the roof of the burning home as a firefighter makes his way inside.

Firefighters and equipment from Youngsville Fire Department, Bunn Fire Department, Wake Forest Fire Department, and Franklinton Fire Department raced to the scene to begin aggressively tackling the fire. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office had deputies on the scene to stop traffic and members of Franklin County EMS and Youngsville Rescue & EMS were on the scene to care for people and firefighters in need.

The good news was they had a nice pond right next door from which fire trucks could pull water. The bad news is everything in the house not burned is now covered with smoke and pond water. But that’s really a very minor issue.

Younsgville Fire Department Engine 341 pulls water from pond to fight fire.

Younsgville Fire Department Engine 341 pulls water from pond to fight fire.

The skilled firefighters had the fire under control very quickly. Yet in the time the fire was at its peak the heat could be felt far away across the lawn. Yet in the heat, smoke, and active fire, firefighters were inside the house trying to stop the fire, help salvage important property, and assist the residents.

A firefighter gives the thumbs up as everyone is ordered out of the home before the water cannon hit the fire.

A firefighter gives the thumbs up as everyone is ordered out of the home before the water cannon hit the fire.

As always, I asked the residents if there was anything the fine readers of the Wake Forest News could do to help and they thanked us for our concern and generosity.

Fire emerges from the gable end of the roof as the main roof fire is attacked with water.

Fire emerges from the gable end of the roof as the main roof fire is attacked with water.

Youngsville firefighter Barrett controls the water cannon to hit the roof fire.

Youngsville firefighter Barrett controls the water canon to hit the roof fire.

Youngsville firefighter Barrett controls the water canon to hit the roof fire.

Youngsville firefighter Barrett controls the water canon to hit the roof fire.

Wake Forest Fire Department Captain Lewis and Firefighter Knowles stand on the roof of the home and prepare to attack burning area.

Wake Forest Fire Department Captain Lewis and Firefighter Knowles stand on the roof of the home and prepare to attack burning area.

The fire is extinguished and the cleanup begins.

The fire is extinguished and the cleanup begins.

4 comments

  1. Awesome job to all the Firefighters who were involved…. Also to all the EMS and Law Enforcement.
    Bill Moser

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