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Firefighters Respond to Wilson House Fire

Posted March 8, 2007

— More than a dozen firefighters and four engine trucks responded to a house fire in Wilson shortly after noon Thursday.

The fire broke out  at a house at 3721 Trace Drive. Officials believe the fire started in the garage and spread throughout the house.

Witnesses said it sounded like there was an explosion at the house.

Authorities said a teenager, identified as Jeffrey Williams, and four pets was at home at the time of the fire. There were no reports of any injuries.


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  • norwinfischer Mar 9, 2007

    Possessions can be replaced (though I am sorry the home appears to be a total loss). The important thing is that the teenager was able to make it out safely. Looks like he even saved the pets. God was watching over him.

  • suchhappiness Mar 8, 2007

    I'm from the fire service, and it's either an "engine" or a "truck".

  • patriot4liberty Mar 8, 2007

    i.e. a "fire engine." You ain't from around here, are ya?

  • suchhappiness Mar 8, 2007

    What is an "engine truck"????

  • Munchie Mar 8, 2007

    Did u know what the 'explosion' might have been? Thank God no one was hurt...hopefully they can rebuild.

  • browneyez27893 Mar 8, 2007

    I live in Walkers Trace Sub. and I just witnessed the whole thing.Thank God no one was hurt. From the looks of it, the house is a total loss.