A fire that burned so it hot it melted glass in a nearby building and lens covers on a firetruck’s emergency lights destroyed a 106-year-old house on North Main Street late Wednesday, officials said.
The two-story house at 427 N. Main St. at the corner of West Juniper Street was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived shortly after 11 p.m., Assistant Chief Darryl Cash said.
The plastic lens covers on one of the Wake Forest Fire Department’s ladder trucks were melted by the intense heat, and glass was melted out of windows in a nearby house, Cash said.
Vinyl siding on a house behind the fire scene melted, he added said.
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The house, which Wake County tax records show was built in 1909, was being renovated and was not occupied.
The cause of the fire remained under investigation Thursday.