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Fayetteville house fire sparks woods fire

Posted February 28, 2011 2:50 p.m. EST
Updated February 28, 2011 6:20 p.m. EST

— Firefighters contained a woods fire in Fayetteville after about three hours Monday afternoon, authorities said.

An ember from a house fire on Siesta Circle jumped across Horseshoe Road, sparking a fire that burned about 10 acres before firefighters could bring it under control, authorities said.

Firefighters kept the blaze from moving across Yadkin Road into a busy commercial district.

Authorities said windy conditions were making the fires more difficult to fight.

Fort Bragg closed its gate at Yadkin Road, and authorities closed the thoroughfare to northbound traffic for several hours because smoke had created hazardous conditions.

Several Cumberland County fire departments deployed trucks and men to help the Fayetteville Fire Department battle the fires.