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November 15
Wake County Crews Help Battle Fires in Western North Carolina

Crews from 13 fire departments in Wake County are currently in Western North Carolina, helping battle wildfires that have already burned tens of thousands of acres of land.

"These fires continue to threaten homes and businesses in the western part of our state, as well as the safety of the people who call that area home," said Wake County Fire Services Director, Nick Campasano. "Wake County is actively doing its part to help our colleagues get these fires under control."

Wake County dispatched nearly 40 firefighters and 16 vehicles, including nine brush trucks and six engines over the weekend to Lake Lure to assist with fire containment efforts and safety-related calls.

The following fire departments have personnel actively participating in the mission:

  • Apex Fire Department: 3 personnel
  • Bay Leaf Volunteer Fire Department: 2 personnel
  • Cary Fire Department: 6 personnel
  • Durham Highway Fire Department: 2 personnel
  • Eastern Wake Fire-Rescue: 3 personnel
  • Holly Springs Fire Department: 4 personnel
  • Knightdale Fire Department: 2 personnel
  • Morrisville Fire Department: 2 personnel
  • Stony Hill Rural Fire Department: 4 personnel
  • Wake Forest Fire Department: 5 personnel
  • Wendell Fire Department: 2 personnel
  • Western Wake Fire Department: 2 personnel
  • Zebulon Fire Department: 2 personnel

These firefighters are scheduled to continue working to put out the wildfires through the weekend. Wake County Fire Services' Emergency Management Division communicates with them daily to understand how the situation is changing at Lake Lure. The division is using that information as it coordinates closely with state officials to determine if additional county resources will be needed in the future.





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