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Fire Ravages North Raleigh Home

Posted October 12, 2007

— Firefighters tackled on a house fire Friday in north Raleigh.

The fire was reported about 8:30 a.m. at a 3,400-square-foot house on 4904 Misty Oak Drive early Friday morning. The house is located north of Interstate 540 between Creedmoor and Leesville roads.

At the height of the fire, 35 firefighters were working to extinguish the blaze.

There were no reports of any injuries. Authorities have not yet determined the cause of the fire, which substantially damaged the home.


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  • knobee Oct 12, 2007

    @iHeartFirefighters -- yes, one engine company from Fairview is standing by at Bayleaf Station 2. That being said, we are still at full staffing in the Fairview district.

    I wonder if the sub-prime market and mortgage rate increases are going to affect the number of fires in residential areas... There was always the saying "insurance value went above property value".

  • rangerchef Oct 12, 2007

    4000 sq feet - think on how many illegals could fit in there.

    Thats right I went there.

  • New York Yankee Oct 12, 2007

    My heart goes out to the family. What can we do to help out?

    Knobee...ARE YOU SERIOUS!!!!! Fairview are the guys who would put my house were to catch on fire.

  • tgw Oct 12, 2007

    Hay guys-4000 sqft. is not that big compared to some of the monstrosities that are being built in the area. Shame they had to use so much water to get it out.

  • anaconda Oct 12, 2007

    if you have a 3000ft home....like i do you poor bastehounds

  • anaconda Oct 12, 2007

    Allen Gold over at AM 850,DA BUZZZZ brags on his 3000 square foot home on his train comercial.so goche!

  • intuit Oct 12, 2007

    It amazes me how "stuck" you people are on the size of this house. 4,000 sq ft. or 400 sq ft- The fact of the matter is someone's home burnt down regardless of it's size. My condolences to the family. I pray that they may have a fast recovery from such a horrible loss.

  • Lookelou Oct 12, 2007

    Guess what people, 1000 sq ft homes burn also. What do you say then, "My lord, thought only big houses burn".

  • charlesboyer Oct 12, 2007

    Is it me, or does it seem like a lot of newer homes are catching fire lately? Without resorting to real statistical analysis, it seems like there have been several that have had major fires, and one would think given more stringent city codes, better materials, etc. that older homes would be the ones burning to the ground rather than new ones.

    Maybe someone involved in construction or contracting could comment and add if its just more news coverage or if folks in newer houses have something real to worry about?

  • justbnme Oct 12, 2007

    Some of you regular posters on here are surely
    the most inconsiderate, jealous, immature posters
    that I've ever seen. Who cares what size house
    a person chooses to live in? Yes, some people
    are more fortunate than others and good for them!
    What in the world is all the talk about 'extra footage'
    in your own home? I guess if your house were to catch on fire, you'd be able to brag about that extra footage going up in smoke? What is your point here????? Sorry for the family and their loss.