Abandoned house burns in north Raleigh
Posted March 7, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire that burned an abandoned home early Thursday in north Raleigh.
The two-story home off Leesville Road has been abandoned for about four years, and firefighters were concerned that flames would feed on overgrown brush and spread to surrounding woods and homes.
The blaze broke out about 2 a.m. and crews quickly shut down a portion of Leesville Road so they could use ladder trucks to spray water over trees.
“It was pretty much all woods, and there was some concern that a woods fire would get started from it, so they were working really hard to try to quickly extinguish it,” Raleigh Fire Department Division Chief Ronny Mizell said.
No injuries were reported.