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Dry Conditions, High Winds Have Most Of N.C. On Alert For Brush Fires

Posted March 15, 2006

— Dry conditions and gusty winds helped fuel a brush fire along Glenwood Avenue Wednesday afternoon.

Firefighters had the fire, which started on the 8200 block of Glenwood Avenue near Lynn Road, under control by 6 p.m.

There were no reports of injuries or damage to any nearby buildings, authorities said. The cause is still under investigation.

Brush fires have been the blame for numerous fires over the past few days. Meterologists say the weather conditions are perfect for such fires. Therefore, parts of the state, including the Triangle, were under a red flag warning.

On Tuesday, a fire in Clayton started in a garage and spread to an acre near Highway 42. Flames destroyed an old house and barn and damaged two other homes.

Five departments were called in to handle the fire, and they even called in the Forestry Service for reinforcement.

Also on Tuesday, a fire broke out in a wooded area on Sunset Lake Road in Holly Springs. There is no word on how the fire started, and firefighters were able to get it under control.


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