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Apex barn fire could cause slick road conditions

Posted January 23, 2013

— Hundreds of gallons of water used to extinguish a barn fire in Apex Wednesday night could cause slick road conditions for the morning, authorities said.

Firefighters said flames were bursting through the roof of a two-story, wood-working barn behind a home on Olive Chapel Hill Road when they arrived around 8:30 p.m. Water had to be trucked in by tankers to extinguish the fire.

Authorities said they worry the water will freeze overnight and create icy patches on Olive Chapel and Richland roads. Drivers are asked to avoid the area.

No one was injured in the fire.

Police initially reported that the fire was at Olive Chapel Baptist Church, at 600 New Hill Olive Chapel Road, but later confirmed that the church was not affected.


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  • T-Man Jan 24, 2013

    OK, thanks scare crow. I had always heard that road called Olive Chapel Rd Extension. I'm still unable to find Richland Rd though. I guess this is what all those sirens were about last night!

  • Scare Crow Jan 24, 2013

    it is olive chapel church road t-man. it runs beside the church and ends at toby goodwin road.

  • justabumer Jan 24, 2013

    Headlines are supposed to grab the reader's attention. Apparently this one did.

  • T-Man Jan 24, 2013

    I think something got a bit messed up with the road names in the article. There is neither an Olive Chapel Hill Road nor a Richland Road in Apex! Olive Chapel Road, New Hill-Olive Chapel Road, and Richardson Roads all exist though, but from the article I cannot figure out where exactly this fire was!

  • dipenkara Jan 24, 2013

    yeah, me too. Just had to find out after that headline.

  • buford Jan 24, 2013

    LOL..just had my laugh for the day scubagirl...

  • Scubagirl Jan 24, 2013

    who writes these headlines?????