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Large fire damages historic Catawba County campground

Posted September 30, 2019 9:01 a.m. EDT
Updated September 30, 2019 9:05 a.m. EDT

Credit: Catawba County EM on Twitter

— A large fire caused major damage at a historic religious campground in Catawba County overnight.

Around 11 p.m. Sunday, more than a dozen fire departments were called to a fire at Balls Creek Campground.

According to Catawba County Emergency Services, at least 35 of over 100 wooden tents on the campground were destroyed in the fire. Crews were able to get the flames under control by 1:30 a.m., NBC Charlotte reported.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation. Officials have not yet determined how much damage was caused by the fire. There were no injuries reported.

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