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Old 02-22-2007, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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I was over there a couple weeks ago at Pine Knoll townes, because one of my clients was interested in putting an offer in. They changed their mind and picked another community. We went in several models, along with one that was owned by a really nice women. Her home looked like a model itself, and looks like one of the homes that was destroyed. So sad. I have a call into the onsight agent, so I can find out about her. All these fires in one day is really bazaar.
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Old 02-22-2007, 08:13 PM
 
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They suspect arson in the apartment fire, but not the townhouse fire so far.
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Old 02-22-2007, 10:44 PM
 
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The fire off Capital was the biggest fire in the area in a long time. There are 25-30 townhouses damaged or destroyed. The fire was fed by 30-40 mph winds and low humidity which lets fire spread very fast. I think all together ther were 9 fires in Raleigh today, and that is HIGHLY unusual ! Thankfully there was nobody hurt here.
The fire off New Bern ave where the fatalities were was not that big a fire, but obviously it dosen't take a big fire to kill people. It is sad for the family of the deceased.
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Old 02-23-2007, 06:47 AM
 
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I saw the smoke on my way home from work yesterday. The winds were VERY strong. We had a brush fire in our town (Willow Spring) yesterday as well. Dry weather and high winds are not a good combination!!
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Old 02-23-2007, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Apparently the construction crews were burning some old debris and the fire got out of hand at the townhomes there at Pine Knoll. So sad to just move in and purchase your home and then suddenly it's all gone. Horrible.
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Old 09-06-2007, 04:17 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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Is this the same place that they thought the fire started from a light cigarette in pine straw? Now that want an ordinance to keep pine straw ten feet from the foundation. How about stricter laws for littering lit cigarettes?

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Old 09-06-2007, 04:27 PM
 
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The local ABC affiliate did a follow-up story on this fire this week. Here's a link.
abc11tv.com: Subdivision Inferno Sparks Debate Over Fire Codes
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Old 09-06-2007, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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So the pine straw gets the blame instead of the lit cigarette?

There are a lot of cigarette butts in the pine straw at my apartment complex. I emailed the management office and asked them to place cigarette butt recepticles at all the buildings.
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