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Fire destroys home of Raleigh police officer

Posted September 19, 2015

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— It took fire crews at least an hour Saturday morning to control a fire that destroyed the home of a Raleigh police officer.

Fire crews responded to the 8200 block of Hempshire Place, near the intersection of Creedmoor and Strickland roads, at about 10:30 a.m. No people were inside the townhome when the fire started, and no injuries were reported.

The home belongs to officer A.R. Morales, who is a member of the field operations division, officials said.

It's unclear what caused the fire. No other information has been released.


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  • Djofraleigh Anderson Sep 20, 2015
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    "Police Officer" home? Do we say secretary's home? Do we say carpenter's home? By singling out the home is of an LEO, is WRAL implying the officer was targeted because of being an officer?

  • Ray Lee Smythe Sep 20, 2015
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    I'm calling WRAL out on this. Was it really necessary to state it was a police officer's home and give the approximate address? I think WRAL is trying to help incite violence against the police.

  • waziegler Sep 19, 2015

    That is not the first time a place in that area has burned like that. My friend's family in the 8300 block of Hempshire's house burned down about 10 years ago or so.