On 10/15/00 Durham Firefighters responded to a reported house fire at 0454 in the morning. First due E-5 found a single story wood frame structure with heavy fire and smoke showing. The fire was brought under control in an hour. The house sustained heavy damage. All occupants escaped without harm, despite not having a smoke detector. Responding units included:
E-5 (first due), E-1, E-2, L-1, L-2, SQ-1, MS-1 and Battalion 1.