Amazing Anyone Lived …
At about a quarter past eleven in the evening on Saturday night, April 12th, the Wake Forest Fire Department and the Rolesville Fire Department were called to 417 Cottesbrook Drive in Wake Forest. Units dispatched included Rolesville Pumper 153, Roseville Engine 151, Rolesville Rescue 15, Wake Forest Engine 1, Wake Forest Engine 3, Wake Forest Engine 5, Wake Forest Ladder 1, and Wake Forest Battalion 1.
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When units arrived, the front of the house was engulfed in fire. The fire began in the garage. Witnesses said the family made it out of the house but sadly their dog did not survive the fire.
Cottesbrook Drive is full of Wake Forest fire equipment setup to battle the burning house on Saturday night. Wake Forest News photo
Wake Forest Battalion Chief Bud Connelly supervises activities as firefighters deal with making sure there is no fire left hiding inside. Wake Forest News photo
The fire was quickly brought under control and while there was extensive damage to the front of the house, most of the family’s valuable possessions were saved.
Scott Jones, his mother Jonni and son Scottie, Jr. stand in front of the house the day after the fire as workers drape the home with a giant tarp to protect the structure. Wake Forest News photo
The interior door from the garage held back most of the fire, the family room appeared to be mostly undamaged. Wake Forest News photo