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Woods Fire Destroys 10 Acres in Wilson County

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WILSON — Firefighters are wrapping up things at thescene of a woods fire that came dangerously close to torching a church inWilson County. Nearly 10 acres of land went up in flames Saturday night.

Firefighters say excessive heat and humidity made the job especiallydifficult, but they managed to contain it. The flames came within about100 feet of the Benches Primitive Baptist Church, but never damaged thebuilding.

Firefighters say debris left behind by Hurricane Fran made the fire burnhotter and faster than usual. The North Carolina Forest Service is on thescene plowing a line around the fire. Right now, they don't know whatstarted the blaze.

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