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Crews fight large house fire near Cary

Posted October 30, 2008 7:27 a.m. EDT
Updated October 30, 2008 1:25 p.m. EDT

— Crews battled a large house fire on Earnest Jones Road in Cary near the Wake-Chatham county line Thursday morning.

There were no reported injuries.

Crews had trouble getting to the fire, because it was surrounded by woods. Cary Fire Department Battalion Chief Barry Jones said there was not a good access road to the house, and a path to it was worn out.

Firefighters has to snake hoses through the woods for about a half-mile. Thirty firefighters from five fire departments were called to the scene.

Neighbor Vincent Shea reported the fire shortly before 7 a.m., and he said the house was already engulfed in flames.

Shea said the house has been vacant for about two years.

Glen Futrell, a Cary developer who owns the house, said teens have trespassed on nearby properties and set bonfires.

Jones said the cause of the fire remains under investigation.