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Fireworks blamed for Harnett brush fire

Posted July 4, 2011

— Authorities said they believe fireworks sparked a brush fire late Sunday in southern Harnett County.

The state Division of Forestry Resources responded to a 5-acre fire in the Anderson Creek area.

Firefighters were able to control the blaze, and no injuries were reported.

Authorities are trying to determine who was responsible for starting the fire.


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  • JustOneGodLessThanU Jul 5, 2011

    Send the entire firefighting bill to these ignoramuses.

  • horrorfan101 Jul 5, 2011

    "Now which end of this here Roamin' Candle do you reckon I outta light Cletus?"

  • anlashokna Jul 5, 2011

    Well why doesn't this surprise me. Our neighbors on the next street shoot fireworks. The nice big ones. Similiar to what you see in the shows. And we live next to a forest. They got rained out last night so I'm thinking...5th of July...cops get called if they start tonight and they can confiscate the illegal fireworks. I think 5 days of listening to them being shot all over the neighborhood it plenty. But this is just to illustrate...because its always someone else's property that ends up getting burned down.

  • Rebelyell55 Jul 5, 2011

    I did not say nor imply that the fireworks were set off by espanish. No where in my posting did I imply that. The comments on the espanish was not following the no burn ban that's reported in the news and other out lets. I seriously don't believe the fireworks that caused the fire was done by espanish.

  • Bring on the 4 Dollar Gas Jul 5, 2011

    They better have been able to put every last spark out, if not those who shot them off should go to prison.

    As for the other fires, I can't believe those in charge of saving us admit they can't do a thing about it and for us to get used to breathing in smoke for months to come. That goof should be fired and instead of Puddin' Perdue sending our state troops out west she should have every last one fight these fires here until they are out. So if it takes months fire depts. buy lots of masks, this is YOUR responsibility and all of you act like you are as inept as Bev.

    Only in NC.

  • Skywatch_NC Jul 4, 2011

    Rebel,just saying that one shouldn't point out a certain nationality until there's more facts to the story with from what source some fireworks ignited a fire. Looks like Mother Nature will be showing some fireworks down this way tonight.

  • Worland Jul 4, 2011

    My neighbors managed to burn down half the neighborhood on the 4th of July about 10 years ago. Launching Roman Candles and Bottle Rockets into two empty lots covered in dead grass was REALLY smart. Best part? They ran into their house watching the rest of the neighborhood try to contain the fire while waiting for the volunteers to get a fire engine on site.

  • Rebelyell55 Jul 4, 2011

    Sky watch-nc,
    I knew someone like you would take my post as me assuming it was an espanish, even if I've tried to make sure it was not taken that way. It's you cut and posting earlier on another topic that got me hit up by the monitors. If you can't read or understand someone who is trying to discuss a concern, why bother? Keep watching the sky, fire works will be great. In the mean time, I've got to watch my neighbors, since the fire trucks have already been here twice this year to put out their fire they set.

  • Mark Hayes Jul 4, 2011

    They do understand,they just don't care I have seen them myself burning what seems to be garbage right next to a mobile home.

  • Skywatch_NC Jul 4, 2011

    Rebel, you sound like you are "assuming" that this particular fire was caused by someone of espanish nationality, too. People of any race, nationality can accidentally set off a fire by a firework e.g.