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Crews fight wildfires in Johnston, Lee

Posted February 13, 2009
Updated March 9, 2009

— Wildfires sparked by dry, windy conditions popped up in Johnston and Lee counties Friday afternoon. Brian Haines, spokesman for the state Division of Forestry, said crews were able to extinguish the fires.

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In Sanford a fire covered about 10 acres of pasture, Haines said.

Along Devils Track Road, a larger fire, estimated at 85 acres, briefly threatened some homes. Crews established a perimeter and were able to contain the blaze.

Haines said firefighters will continue to monitor the area for hot spots.


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  • jkrmeme Feb 13, 2009

    witn.com has information on the Greenville fire

  • DowntownGirl Feb 13, 2009

    Any word on the big brush fire down in Greenville today? One of my son's friends called me. I know it was close to some apartments where a lot of students live.