Published on June 03, 2016

Firemen to Train by Burning a House at UNC REX Healthcare of Holly Springs Campus


RALEIGH, N.C. – Firemen, students and recruits will practice putting out a burning house adjacent to the UNC REX Healthcare of Holly Springs campus as a training exercise on Monday, June 6, starting around 10 a.m.

The house is slated to be torn down to make way for expansion of the UNC REX Healthcare of Holly Springs campus.


More than 30 firemen, recruits and students with the Holly Springs Fire Department and Wake County Fire Academy will train by putting out a real burning house.

Monday, June 6, starting around 10 a.m. (the training is expected to continue for several hours)

UNC REX Healthcare of Holly Springs
781 Avent Ferry Road, Holly Springs, NC 27540

Media are invited to take photos and video of the burning house and fire training, and to conduct interviews. For more information or media assistance on the morning of the event, contact Alan Wolf at or (919) 218-7103.


Planning is underway for a new, three-story, 45,000-square-foot medical office building on the campus. It will attach to the existing atrium and 30,000-square-foot medical office building, which opened in late 2012. UNC REX officials are now working with developer Duke Realty, the Department of Transportation, the town of Holly Springs and others for permits and other approvals. UNC REX expects to begin construction later this year and open the new facility in 2017.

That project is moving ahead as planning continues for a 50-bed community hospital that will be built at the Holly Springs campus. Work on that hospital is expected to begin next year.