Fire hits Raleigh house
Posted November 16, 2011
Raleigh, N.C. — A two-alarm fire damaged a foreclosed home in Raleigh early Wednesday, firefighters said.
Authorities said that firefighters were called out to a two-story home at 1718 Canterbury Road, near Lake Boone Trail, around 2:30 a.m. Flames were shooting through the roof when crews arrived, and about 50 firefighters labored for over an hour to bring the blaze under control.
One firefighter suffered a sprained ankle, the incident report states. The fire damaged about half the house, making it uninhabitable.
Fire investigators ruled that the fire was accidental.
No one lived in the house, which is under foreclosure, authorities said. The bank which owns the house was renovating it and was close to putting it on the market, with an asking price of around $900,000.