The Charlotte Fire Department received an alarm at 2:43 for a home located at 413 Mammoth Oaks Drive. The 2 alarm fire took 46 firefighters nearly two hours to bring the fire under control due to the complex roof structure of house.
The home, valued at more than 1 million dollars was heavily damaged and CFD is expected to remain on the scene well into the morning.
Cedar Posts Update: As noted by one of this blog's on the ball commentors this is the second fire in less than 8 months at this address. The prior event didn't get much coverage but the "local paper" did a tiny story on March 2, 2010, which is here. And Meghan Cooke's story of this morning's fire is here.
Cedar Posts Update 8:16 PM:
The following information was supplied by CFD Captain Rob Brisley:
On Saturday November 27, 2010 at 2:43 am. (10) companies of Charlotte Firefighters, (1) Heavy Rescue Company, (3) Battalion Chiefs, (2) Deputy Chief’s and (5) Fire Investigators responded to a report of a house fire at 413 Mammoth Oak Dr.
Firefighters from nearby station 19 were first to arrive at 2:49 am and reported heavy smoke coming from this 3-story home and declared a working fire.
The incident commander requested additional resources to assist with battling this blaze resulting in a 2nd alarm assignment.
Fire companies cut holes in the roof to allow smoke; heat and super-heated gases to escape while other Firefighters used water from nearby fire hydrants to supply hose lines deployed to knockdown the fire.
It took Forty-six (46) Firefighters nearly 2 hours to bring this fire under control but not before the fire caused an estimated $500,000 in damage. There were no injuries associated with this incident and the family that was out of town when the fire broke out and have since returned.
Charlotte Fire Investigators have determined this fire was intentionally set and are asking anyone with information pertaining to this fire to call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.
Persons suppling information that leads to an arrest and/or conviction may be eligible for a reward.
Below a photo of the home from 2009 from google maps.