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Durham County woods fire burns 30 acres

Posted April 16, 2012

— Fire broke out in a wooded area near Bahama Monday afternoon, burning about 30 acres before it was contained, authorities said.

The state Forest Service plowed containment lines around the blaze and used a helicopter to douse the flames with water. The fire was expected to smolder for a few days.

Three different properties were burned, near South Lowell and Johnson Mill roads, but no structures were involved.

No one was injured.

The cause of the fire was still under investigation Monday night.


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  • JustOneGodLessThanU Apr 17, 2012

    I've seen a couple of people burning leaves in Durham lately. If it was found that someone started this fire like this, can they be held financially accountable? All this public work costs money, dontcha know.

  • Dreamin of Disney World Apr 17, 2012

    Need rain

  • westernwake1 Apr 17, 2012

    Let's hope the rain coming today squashes these dry fire conditions.