At 2004, RW911 dispatched New Hope Stations 1 & 2 for a reported structure fire in the area of Forestville Rd & Buffaloe Rd, in Station 2’s primary response area. As units were calling enroute, the 911 center began to receive multiple calls for a fire, at the address of 4728 Forestville Rd. NH Car 2 (Deputy Chief Price) was on scene 3 minute after the dispatch, reporting a working fire, New Hope Engine 4 and Raleigh Fire Department Engine 27 (responding as closest engine) arrived next, establishing a water supply and stretching attack lines into the building. Due to the amount of smoke showing from the gables, Chief Price requested engines from Rolesville and Wake Forrest to respond directly to the scene. Chief McCauley(NH Car 1) arrived shortly afterwards, and assuming the role of accountability officer.

New Hope Engine 1 arrived soon after, and it’s crew was directed to check the attic for any extension and to open up the structure. Wendell Engine 115 was directed to ladder the roof, in case vertical ventilation was needed Crews from New Hope Rescue 14, Tanker 9, Tanker 10, Tanker 11, & Brush 7 arrived shortly afterwards, and reported to the manpower pool. Interior crews were able to knock down the fire, and it was placed under control at 2023 hrs.

Chief Price would like to thank all the Wake New Hope firefighters, as well as all of the mutual aid companies (Wake Forrest Engine 3, Rolesville 151, Wendell Engine 115, Raleigh FD Engine 27, Eastern Wake Pumper 2, and Eastern Wake EMS 68, 63 and EMS District Chief 9), who assisted at this fire.