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Forest fire destroys two homes in Fayetteville

Posted March 20, 2011 11:22 a.m. EDT
Updated March 20, 2011 12:30 p.m. EDT

— Two vacant mobile homes were destroyed by a forest fire burned about 60 acres north of Fayetteville Saturday.

The Fayetteville Observer reported that the blaze started near Fort Bragg and burned a cluster of homes among a stand of pine trees along Ramsey Street, between Andrews and McCloskey's roads.

North Carolina Forest Service ranger Michael Good said eight structures were threatened by flames, and some people were evacuated. No one was injured.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. Forest Service ranger Andrew Snyder said that whatever the starting point, the fire was fanned by low humidity and winds of 10 to 15 mph in the early afternoon.

Cumberland County Emergency Services deputy director Tim Mitchell said a couple of other smaller brush fires started in the same area over the afternoon, but no structures burned in those blazes.


Information from: The Fayetteville Observer