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Fire Consumes NC 194 Structure PDF Print
Written by Steve Frank   
Sunday, 20 March 2011 04:45

A Sunday pre-dawn fire has destroyed a structure on NC 194 and blocked the highway just out of Boone.  Fire was discovered by a passing motorist, consuming a structure on NC 194 just before 4:30 am, causing Meat Camp, Boone, and Todd to be dispatched.

First arriving units found the structure fully involved, causing the set-up of water points near the DOT facility a short distance away, leading to tanker runs to the drop tank at the scene.  With that, Highway 194 was blocked with the fire traffic, Watauga deputies diverting traffic around the scene.  The structure appeared to be a barn or storage building, but the fire was way too far ahead of the firefighting effort to save anything, and a good bit of effort was put into keeping the spreading fire from the near-by hillside.  The particulars of ownership and cause will come later from Watauga Fire officials.


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