Washington County Fire Contained

It took multiple crews several hours to control a blaze that spread to about 35 acres Monday in Washington County.

Authorities they think a cigarette thrown out a car window heading west on U.S. 64 is what caused the massive blaze.

The fire started around 3:00 p-m in a wooded area between Highway 64-east and NC 32 north.

Firefighters say flames threatened several homes but fortunately nothing was damaged and there were no injuries.

Highway 64 was shutdown for several hours while crews battled the blaze, but the fire is now under control and all roads are open.


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  • by Anonymous Location: Tyrrell Co on Mar 9, 2009 at 08:24 PM
    Yeah Thanks to Tyrrell County Vol. Fire dept too. Washington Co did a good job but so did Tyrrell County! Way to go guys.
  • by concerned Location: Washington county on Mar 9, 2009 at 06:13 PM
    Thanks Washington County Fire Fighter you all do a Great Job!! And forest Guys do too.
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