Fire destroys vacant house in eastern Durham

May. 05, 2014 @ 04:34 PM

Firefighters from five departments fought a stubborn blaze early Monday that destroyed a vacant house in eastern Durham County.
The fire rekindled at least once, bringing firefighters back to the scene later in the day.
No one was hurt.
Durham County Fire Marshal Jeff Batten said firefighters were called at 12:37 a.m. to the two-story, wood-frame house at 3732 E. Geer St. and were at the scene until about 4 a.m.
The fire rekindled later in the morning when part of the house collapsed on itself, Batten said.
Firefighters from the Redwood, Bethesda and Bahama volunteer departments fought the blaze along with those from the city of Durham and the town of Creedmoor. Emergency medical services personnel also responded, but no one required treatment, Batten said.
The cause of the fire and its origin were being investigated Monday.
Batten said the house was built in 1920 but had been remodeled at least once.