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Hotspots Still Remain Day After Barn Fire

Posted November 11, 2005

— A fire was still burning near Fuquay-Varina Friday afternoon -- more than 24 hours after the fire destroyed two barns.

More than 10,000 bales of straw fueled a barn fire near the Harnett-Wake county line for most of the day Thursday.

On Friday afternoon, small flames were still seen in the rubble, and smoke was still pouring from the area. Crews spread out the contents of the barns and pour water on them in hopes of extinguishing the fire.

About 100 firefighters from 20 different fire departments from three counties responded to one of Fuquay-Varina's largest fires at two barns at the 1800 block of Holland Road on Thursday.

Fuquay-Varina firefighers initially responded to the call at about 10:45 a.m. Thursday.

Strong winds and low relative humidity hindered firefighters' efforts to battle the blaze, and at one point, fire crews from Angier, Holly Springs, Garner, Summerville, Lillington, Coats-Grove, Swift Creek and Fairview were all on the scene.

The wind blew flames from the fire toward trees, catching about four acres of surrounding woods on fire and threatening homes in a nearby subdivision.

According to officials, the barns also contained diesel fuel and some farm equipment.

There were no reports of any injuries. There is no word on what caused the fire.

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