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Car fire ignites woods fire in Lee County

Posted March 27, 2014

— A fire that burned several acres of woods in Lee County on Thursday started in a vehicle, authorities said.

Sanford Fire Department Chief Wayne Barber said a car traveling on Broadway Road near the U.S. Highway 421 bypass caught fire and pulled over on the shoulder shortly after noon. The flames from the car spread to the grass and quickly consumed 5 to 8 acres, Barber said.

Firefighters extinguished the blaze in less than an hour, and no one was hurt.

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  • Rebelyell55 Mar 27, 2014

    Well with the wind condition, that is possible, but, I would think that some more serious stories are happening in Lee Co. that certainly would be more new worthy than this.