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Lightning to blame for Raleigh bed and breakfast fire

Posted June 20, 2011

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— Raleigh firefighters say lightning sparked a blaze that burned a bed and breakfast near Cameron Village shopping center early Monday.

Witnesses said they heard a loud boom before the fire started at Cameron Park Inn at 211 Groveland Ave. around 2 a.m.

Two guests were staying at the inn and made it out safely, fire crews said. The third floor was destroyed, and the first and second floors suffered water damage.

No other information was released.

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  • dbcooper41 Jun 20, 2011

    the firemen did an excellent job of minimizing the damage. after the fire appeared to be out they obviously knew it was still smoldering under the shingles and dealt with it accordingly. there is a terrible amount of damage but i think their skill and professionalism saved the entire house from burning down.

  • Strawberry Shortcake Jun 20, 2011

    "The number of fires in and around Raleigh lately is alarming. Apartment fires, businesses, empty lots... I think there is a pyro torching things."

    Who know God was a pyromaniac?

    The Cameron Park Inn is such a lovely home, I hope they can recover from this. Lucky for them they are almost across the street from the fire station.

  • harinootsak Jun 20, 2011

    kilquian, read not the headline? Thor is the "arsonist" in this case. That storm last night was very lightning intensive.

  • Legal Lady Jun 20, 2011

    My sister in law wanted to get married there this year.... she is so disappointed. :( Hopefully they can rebuild this beautiful B&B.

  • Thought Criminal WS Jun 20, 2011

    The number of fires in and around Raleigh lately is alarming. Apartment fires, businesses, empty lots... I think there is a pyro torching things.

  • DukeGirl19 Jun 20, 2011

    Breaks my heart, My Aunt and Uncle put sooo much time and effort into creating this B&B. I feel sorry fot the new owners. So glad everyone is safe!!

  • mrschizzy Jun 20, 2011

    dwntwnboy - The Carmeron Park Inn is beautiful, I hightly recommend it. My husband and I stayed there on our wedding night before leaving for our honeymoon and it was a wonderful experience and a beautiful B&B. I am very sad to hear about this. :(

  • dwntwnboy Jun 20, 2011

    Never even knew there WAS a B&B there- glad they made it out safely.