Roanoke Rapids man issued citation for brush fire
A man was monitoring a controlled burn at his 138 Family Drive home in Roanoke Rapids when the fire got out of control at about 3:20 p.m. Sunday, Rheasville Fire Department Chief Rocky Cobb said.Posted — Updated
A man was monitoring a controlled burn at his 138 Family Drive home when the fire got out of control at about 3:20 p.m., Rheasville Fire Department Chief Rocky Cobb said.
Crews from Rheasville, Halifax and Darlington fire departments, along with the Division of Forest Resources, responded to the blaze. The fire spread to 3 acres of woods, near the man's house and to his auto parts business before it was contained at about 6:15 p.m., Cobb said. Some 25 cars and 100 tires burned.
The man, whose name was not released, was issued a citation.
No injuries were reported.
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