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Raleigh disco inferno ruled accidental

Posted August 31, 2009

— A 911 call alerted Raleigh firefighters to a two-alarm blaze at 2408 Paula St. shortly before 5 a.m. Monday, police said. Disco Fuego Fuego is listed at that address.

Flames were coming from the rear of the building when firefighters arrived, according to the incident report. Forty firefighters labored to bring the fire under control by 5:45 a.m.

No one was injured, but 15 percent of the building was damaged, Fire Inspector Chris Warren said.

Capt. Tim Wilson of the Raleigh Fire Department said the fire started outside the building and traveled up an exterior wall to the roof, where it spread.

Investigators ruled the fire accidental in nature, but no cause has been pinpointed.

Paula Street was closed during firefighting efforts.


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  • ncwebguy Aug 31, 2009

    There have been a lot of nightclubs in that area over the years. Marrz was around the corner on Hodges in what is now the Rec Zone and the Longbranch was across the creek to the north.

    It seems there are a couple of taco trucks in that area most weekends, as other nightclub business has gone to downtown and Glenwood South.

  • Diamondeyes Aug 31, 2009

    The old Switch Nightclub

  • JohnB2012 Aug 31, 2009

    Disco Inferno

  • GravyPig Aug 31, 2009


    Imagine that, a 2 alarm fire at disco fire fire.

  • LongHorns Aug 31, 2009

    A disco