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Foresters Fighting 100-Acre Fire Near Fayetteville

Posted April 10, 1997 12:00 a.m. EDT

— Firefighters in Cumberland County believe they have contained a wildfire just southeast of Fayetteville.

The fire is being called highly suspicious and investigators are searching for clues that might lead them to an arsonist.

There are 20 firefighters on the ground with four tractors battling the flames, a forestry scout plan watching for indications the fire might be spreading, and a forestry helicopter dumping water on the blaze.

WRAL-TV5 will have more information on the fire in the First News at 5.