FIRST ON WITN: Craven County Fire Tower On Fire!

Firefighters were called to a place that normally spots fires, not causes them A state forestry fire tower caught fire Thursday morning in Craven County.

Smoke and some flames were coming out of the top of the fire tower on old U.S. 70 in Tuscarora when our reporter first arrived. That road was shut down as firefighters worked to put out the blaze

Fire crews used a ladder truck to get water to the top of the tower, which is about 125 off the ground. We're told a fire hydrant right next to the fire tower didn't work, so firefighters had to truck in water.

The fire department says a worker was installing Wi-Fi in the tower when a breaker tripped and started the fire. No one was hurt.


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