Photo Story: N.C. Firefighter Tackle Dwelling Fire

Units from three fire companies responded to a stubborn dwelling fire in the Castalia section of Nash County on July 29. 

Shortly after 10:30 a.m., the Nash County 911 Center started receiving calls for a dwelling fire on Red Bud Road. Fire companies from Castalia, Red Oak and Nashville along with EMS units and the county fire marshal's office responded.

Castalia Fire units reported that they had a working dwelling fire with heavy fire and smoke showing in the rear. Firefighters placed two 1 3/4-inch hoselines in service.

There were no local fire hydrants in the area and water was supplied by tankers from the three companies.

An aggressive interior attack was made, holding the fire to the back section of the dwelling. The fire did extend to the open cockloft making it very difficult for firefighters working inside. 

It took almost one hour before the fire was placed under control. 

The fire is being investigated by the Nash County Fire Marshal's Office and it appears that the fire started in the utility room in one of the appliances.