Sunday North White Street House Fire in Wake Forest

Just about noon on Sunday a very kind and observant neighbor who lives behind 600 N. White Street noticed flames or heavy smoke coming out the top of the back door to the house. She called 9-1-1 and started the Wake Forest Fire Department, Wake Forest Police, and related Wake EMS and Eastern Wake EMS units.

A Wake Forest Fire Department firefighter enters the front of the house on N. White Street while smoke our out the front door.
A Wake Forest Fire Department firefighter enters the front of the house on N. White Street while smoke pours out the front door.

People on the scene also reported smoke rolling out the front windows as well as the back door near the kitchen as the Wake Forest Fire Department arrived. Firefighters made entry and found an active fire in the kitchen area. The fire was extinguished within a few minutes.

Wake Forest Fire Department Assistance Chief Cash and Captain Thomas discuss the status of the fire.
Wake Forest Fire Department Assistance Chief Cash and Captain Thomas discuss the status of the fire.

The brick homes are clustered near each other and if the fire had become out of control the risk is others may have been involved in a larger fire. Thankfully that was not the case. Next door neighbors had a front row seat to the unfortunate event.

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From a peak in the back door it appears the dense smoke was building before the fire was put out. You can see what appears to be the level the dense smoke left on the wall.

From the look of the building smoke levels, this fire could have become much worse.
From the look of the building smoke levels, this fire could have become much worse.

Wake Forest Engine 1 appeared to be the first engine on the scene.

Wake Forest Firefighter Cashwell watches over Engine 1 and other firefighters.
Wake Forest Firefighter Cashwell watches over Engine 1 and delivers air tanks to other firefighters.

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