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Fire hits Capital Boulevard business

Posted September 23, 2010

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— Raleigh firefighters battled a one-alarm fire in a commercial building at 910 Capital Blvd. Thursday morning.

A person at a neighboring business called in the fire shortly before 7 a.m., according to the incident report. Firefighters said that heavy smoke was pouring from the rear of the one-story, wood-frame building when they arrived.

About 30 firefighters brought the blaze under control in a little more than 15 minutes.

Incendiary material or device caused the fire, the report states.

About 10 percent of the building was damaged. Knox Auto Sales is listed at the address.

Raleigh police and the City/County Bureau of Identification responded to the fire.

The fire caused some congestion along Capital Boulevard.

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  • TarHeel4Real Sep 23, 2010

    Capital Blvd needs to be turned into an expressway with exit ramps.

  • Pseudonym Sep 23, 2010

    I'm with no taco pablo. I don't rubbberneck, I take pictures on my cell phone. AND, I make sure I park across the lanes perpendicular to the direction of travel so I make sure I block as many lanes as possible.

    I'm thinking of getting my CDL so I can block an entire road with a tractor-trailer.

  • we_all_have_it_coming Sep 23, 2010

    About time... that place is a dump.

  • no taco p Sep 23, 2010

    I don't rubberneck! I stop, get out, and take pictures. The rest of you can wait until I'm done.(he said sarcastically)

  • brassy Sep 23, 2010

    Quit rubbernecking and drive.