Drone Images Show Heat, Damage at Bunn, NC Hemp/Kenaf Warehouse Fire

Drone imagery three hours later showing Bunn, NC warehouse damage. Credit: Pilot Steve Rhode, Wake Forest Fire Department
Drone imagery three hours later showing Bunn, NC warehouse damage. Credit: Pilot Steve Rhode, Wake Forest Fire Department

On January 11, 2019, fire raged through a warehouse in Bunn, North Carolina at the Montclair Complex. The warehouse contained property, including harvested kenaf and hemp plants, of farmer Mann Mullen.

Thank you to Chief Pilot Steve Rhode of the Wake Forest Fire Department for access to these images.

 

Drone image taken on arrival at the Bunn, NC fire. Credit: Pilot Steve Rhode, Wake Forest Fire Department
Drone image taken on arrival at the Bunn, NC fire. Credit: Pilot Steve Rhode, Wake Forest Fire Department

 

Overhead drone image of the Bunn, NC fire. Credit: Pilot Steve Rhode, Wake Forest Fire Department
Overhead drone image of the Bunn, NC fire. Credit: Pilot Steve Rhode, Wake Forest Fire Department

 

Overhead drone image of the Bunn, NC fire. Credit: Pilot Steve Rhode, Wake Forest Fire Department
Overhead drone image of the Bunn, NC fire. Credit: Pilot Steve Rhode, Wake Forest Fire Department

 

Overhead drone image of the Bunn, NC fire. Credit: Pilot Steve Rhode, Wake Forest Fire Department
Overhead drone image of the Bunn, NC fire. Credit: Pilot Steve Rhode, Wake Forest Fire Department

 

Thermal and rainbow-thermal video during the fire was used to assist fire crews on the ground. It provided them with information about the fire’s location/spreading, and temperatures inside.

Drone thermal imagery of Bunn, NC warehouse fire. Credit: Pilot Steve Rhode, Wake Forest Fire Department
Drone thermal imagery of Bunn, NC warehouse fire. Credit: Pilot Steve Rhode, Wake Forest Fire Department

 

Drone rainbow thermal shot of Bunn, NC warehouse fire. Credit: Pilot Steve Rhode, Wake Forest Fire Department
Drone rainbow thermal shot of Bunn, NC warehouse fire. Credit: Pilot Steve Rhode, Wake Forest Fire Department

 

Drone rainbow thermal shot of Bunn, NC warehouse fire. Credit: Pilot Steve Rhode, Wake Forest Fire Department
Drone rainbow thermal shot of Bunn, NC warehouse fire. Credit: Pilot Steve Rhode, Wake Forest Fire Department

 

Drone imagery three hours later showing Bunn, NC warehouse damage. Credit: Pilot Steve Rhode, Wake Forest Fire Department
Drone imagery three hours later showing Bunn, NC warehouse damage. Credit: Pilot Steve Rhode, Wake Forest Fire Department

 

Three dimensional model of the Bunn, NC warehouse fire. Credit: Pilot Steve Rhode, Wake Forest Fire Department
Three dimensional model of the Bunn, NC warehouse fire. Credit: Pilot Steve Rhode, Wake Forest Fire Department

 

To see details of the farm warehouse fire:

  • Article “Farm Warehouse and Contents A Total Loss in Bunn, NC Fire” by The Grey Area News published January 11, 2019.
  • Article “Multimillion-dollar fire loss at hemp farm in Bunn, NC” by Carolina Cannabis News published January 11, 2019.

 

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