Just after 1:30 a.m. on April 28, the Nash County 911 Center was receiving calls for a dwelling fire at the 5300 block of Red Oak - Battleboro Road. Fire Departments from Red Oak, Battleboro and Salem were dispatched. Nash Fire Dispatch informed all companies that were responding that they had a working fire.
Red Oak Assistant Fire Chief Bob Brown was first on location and reported that he had a one-story unoccupied house with heavy fire showing from the rear.
The first in units from Red Oak lead off with two 1 3/4-inch lines plus a 2 1/2-inch hoseline for an exterior attack.
Battleboro Fire Company along with Salem Fire Company assisted Red Oak with firefighting efforts.
A water drop tank operation was established due to the lack of fire hydrants in the area.
Water was shuttled an half a mile away by Battleboro and Salem units.
Thirty fire fighters battled the blaze for almost two hours before the fire was brought under control.
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