04/17/12 226 W, 2 I - + 4 - 7 Woods and Brush and Hay Fires

FireNews.net posted photos and details about yesterday's 50-acre brush fire along the 17th Street Extension in Wilmington. Several residential streets were evacuated, as well as the Cameron Art Museum. The state forestry service brought aircraft to the scene. The Wilmington Fire Department had 65 firefighters on scene, along with county firefighters. Certainly at least a dozen fire companies. Maybe readers will share a run card. See more photos from the Star-News. Looks like an EMS command post or rehab unit in one of the shots...

Mike Spencer/Star-News photo

WTVD posted aerial photos of yesterday's 30-acre woods fire near Bahama in Durham County. The state forest service assisted with a helicopter along with ground equipment. Three different sites were burned, but no structures were involved. The fire is expected to smolder for a few days. See also this WRAL story.


Also burning yesterday were 108 bales of hay on a trailer that ignited on Interstate 40 at mile marker 308 near Garner. The full-involved trailer also ignited a bit of brush. Crews were on scene for two hours. Traffic was delayed in a major way, due to full closure of all eastbound lanes. Garner Fire Department responded, along with Cleveland Fire Department from Johnston County. As memory serves of the radio traffic, that is. See: WRAL, WTVD (above).

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