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Smoky Fire Hits Raleigh Commercial Building

Posted February 23, 2007

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— Firefighters from several engines companies battled a smoky fire Friday night in a commercial building at 335 Sherwee Drive.

The fire was inside the Virginia Hardwood Flooring Co., one of the tenants in the single-story building that has five units.

People in a bingo parlor next door to the flooring company were forced to evacuate.

Firefighters had to work in heavy smoke to put out the blaze.

No injuries were reported, and the fire was brought under control within an hour.

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  • aprice4u Feb 24, 2007

    I was in at the Bingo, and couldn't tell no difference.. there was no smoke, and yes I did indeed hate to abandon the game!!

  • anonemoose Feb 24, 2007

    I'm surprised that they could tell any difference in the bingo parlor from the normal atmosphere and a fire next door. I'm even more surprised that they would abandon the game.