Local News

Fire destroys two-story Wake Forest home

Posted March 26, 2015

A fire that spread quickly through a Wake Forest home late Wednesday caused minor damage to neighboring houses and melted lights on fire trucks that responded, authorities said.
Map Marker  Find News Near Me

— A fire that spread quickly through a Wake Forest home late Wednesday caused minor damage to neighboring houses and melted lights on fire trucks that responded, authorities said.

Multiple emergency crews responded to the corner of West Juniper Avenue and North Main Street at about 11:15 p.m.

When they arrived at the two-story home, it was engulfed. Investigators said the fire spread quickly through the home, which was stripped down to the wood during a remodel.

No injuries were reported, and it was unclear what caused the blaze.

3 Comments

Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • David Brower Mar 30, 2015
    user avatar

    STRANGE BUT TRUE . RICK DuVALL OWNED THIS HOUSE WHEN IT TURNED 100 IN 1997 .

    HIS INSURANCE COMPANY WAS GOING TO RAISE HIS RATES BECAUSE HE HAD A WOODSTOVE IN ONE OF THE FIREPLACES .

    THEY CITED THE AGE OF THE HOUSE AND MASONRY WORK . THE CONCERN
    WAS ANY SPARK COULD SET THE OLD DRY TIMBERS ABLAZE .

    RICK KEPT HIS OLD RATES BY REMOVING THE WOODSTOVE AND INSTALLING GAS LOGS .

    I GOT A FREE WOODSTOVE OUT OF THE DEAL BY REMOVING THE 500 POUND GLACIER BAY MONSTER . WE ARE STILL USING IT . GREAT WOODSTOVE BY THE WAY .

    SO 17 YEARS LATER , IT REALLY DID GO UP LIKE A MATCHSTICK AS THE INSURANCE Co. HAD FEARED !

    NOW I HAVE ABOUT ALL THAT REMAINS
    OF THE HOUSE .

    WHAT A SHAME . THE NEW OWNERS WERE IN THE MIDDLE OF RESTORING
    IT AND FIXING THE WRONGLY PITCHED ROOF THAT HAD BURNED ONCE BEFORE
    IN THE 1960's .

  • Robert Smith Mar 26, 2015
    user avatar

    I know the current own. They were really looking forward to tis reno. Such a sad story.

    Over a hundred year old house. Lots of history..

  • Mark Hubbard Mar 26, 2015
    user avatar

    Oh no….this was a beautiful old house that was being restored. Sadly ironic, decades ago it burned and lost its roof, which replaced with a flat roof. The house look strange without its original gabled roof, but this renovation was replacing that finally.