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Nash Business Fire Spreads to Woods

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SPRING HOPE — A fire broke out late Monday morning atStrickland Industries on Highway 581 near Spring Hope.

The company is in the business of breaking up wooden pallets for use asfuel. The fire was still burning at noon and fire departments from allover Nash County were on the scene to assist in some capacity.

Forestry service crews were cutting fire lines to prevent the blazefrom spreading. It took several hours for firefighters to get the blazeunder control.

No buildings were damaged, but seven acres of wooded company propertyburned.

There is still no word on how the fire was started.

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