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Old 03-23-2010, 06:48 PM
 
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Wife just called saying she heard a ton of fire trucks and helicopters, WRAL is saying 3 houses destroyed 5 more burning in Highland Creek (centex development).

http://www.wral.com/news/news_briefs/story/7290340/

One downside to living right on top of your neighbor....
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:26 PM
 
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That is horrible.
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:31 PM
 
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I guess the winds this evening spread the fire very quickly before the Fire crews arrived at the scene - got to feel sorry for the folks affected.


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Wife just called saying she heard a ton of fire trucks and helicopters, WRAL is saying 3 houses destroyed 5 more burning in Highland Creek (centex development).

Fire rages in north Raleigh neighborhood :: WRAL.com

One downside to living right on top of your neighbor....
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:33 PM
 
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Up to 10 houses now...
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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wow...hope everyone is OK.
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:44 PM
 
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Thank goodness for organizations like Red Cross that come to sites like this and help people who have nowhere to go and just lost all their possessions...
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:49 PM
 
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Up to 10 houses now...
Wow, 10 on fire in that subdivision. Build these places too darn close to each other.
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Old 03-24-2010, 01:37 PM
 
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The average lot size for those homes is about .20 of an acre.

That's not so unusual these days, is it?
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Old 03-24-2010, 02:54 PM
 
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This sounds the same as the Pine Knolls Townes fire in Raleigh not that long ago.

http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/1819732/

Possible scenario:

1. Stupid pine straw fire spreads to a home
2. Trash vinyl siding lets the houses catch
3. Packed in homes make spread easy in windy conditions

Building codes here are useless. The siding should not burn.

At a minimum, the use of pine straw must be outlawed at once.

What does it take to insure safety?
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Old 03-24-2010, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Oxxford Hunt, Cary NC
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The average lot size for those homes is about .20 of an acre.

That's not so unusual these days, is it?
That's actually on the large size - seems like .10 or .11 is pretty common now!
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