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Fire hits Raleigh house

Posted November 16, 2011

— 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.


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  • Fireflies Rock Nov 16, 2011

    I hope the bank was insured. Shame, I'm sure it was a beautiful home at that price

  • hunter38 Nov 16, 2011

    "Fire hits Raleigh house"

    To WRAL staff: Exactly how does a fire "hit" anything? Was this fire thrown at the house? Did the fire fall from the sky hitting the house?

  • aquamarine46 Nov 16, 2011

    Sure glad the wind wasn't blowing hard last night, that could have damaged a few more of the neighborhood houses.

  • TakingBack Nov 16, 2011

    LOL @ sunshine1040

  • dwntwnboy Nov 16, 2011

    Hope this isn't the start of a trend- burning down forclosed homes. That could keep the firefighters busy for a long, long time.

  • morganjoel Nov 16, 2011

    that was the former residence of the guy that owned Carolina Wine Company. Big scandal when that went out of business. the bank had put over 100K into the remodeling/renovation and had a few people lined up as possible purchasees. very unfortunate

  • sunshine1040 Nov 16, 2011

    but the fire did not start at the house the headline reads fire hit the house so we have no idea where the fire started or came from

  • pappybigtuna1 Nov 16, 2011

    Now, does anyone really beleive that someone who had their home repo'ed would be so angry as to tourch it. This was just a pure accident - 10 or so gallions of paint thinner tipped over on a stack of pine lumber, and a hanging bundle of burning tissue came in contact. This happen all the time, why is there so much suspession?

  • Gork Nov 16, 2011

    Who was the contractor doing the renovations?

  • EverythingTicksMeOff Nov 16, 2011

    LOL, the bank knew the best option here...