At 18:12 hours this evening, B-Shift responded to a reported structure fire with multiple animals trapped. After, Orange County 911 received a radio call from an Orange County Sheriff's Deputy reporting the fire, Orange Rural, Eno, Efland and New Hope Fire Departmetns were dispatched to the scene. Initial reports from the Deputy Sherriff were smoke and flames visible from the residence.
Engine 231 arrived on scene in just under five minutes to find a single family residence with smoke and flames visible from the rear of the structure. After gaining entry, a search for the trapped animals resulted in no survivors. The fire was quickly controlled by an aggressive interior fire attack.
Smoke and heat damage is significant throughout and the structure is uninhabitable. The American Red Cross was called to assist the occupants of the building with clothing and shelter.
All fire units cleared the scene at 2027hrs.
We want to thank the Orange County Sheriff's Department and Orange County EMS for their efforts to try and revive the animals as our firefighters were bringing them out.
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