New Info: Structure Fire Contained

A structure fire in Pitt County has been contained.

Dispatchers tells WITN the blaze broke out just before 5 am Wednesday morning in Falkland.

According to authorities the building on NC 43 used to be a store but is now used for personal storage.

It took crews several hours to put out the flames and there was a detour set up. Traffic is back to normal now.

No word yet on the cause.

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As you're traveling along NC 43 in Pitt County fire crews will detour drivers around an abandoned structure fire.

Information continues to come into our newsroom about an abandoned structure fire in the Pitt County town of Falkland.

Pitt county dispatchers tell WITN that the fire broke out just before 5:00 Wednesday morning.

We're told the structure is empty and is directly across the street from the Falkland Post office on NC 43. There are hoses around the roadway and crews will detour drivers from NC 43 where firefighters are battling the flames.

Continue to stay with WITN-TV and on the web for updates on this fire.


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  • by Thanks! Location: Pitt on Jun 16, 2010 at 11:05 AM
    This was the second big fire in less than 12hrs for a couple of these departments!
  • by Pitt Co. FF on Jun 16, 2010 at 11:03 AM
    Thanks to all of the responding fire departments. They were Falkland, Belvoir, Bell Arthur, Sharp Point, and Fountain volunteer fire depts along with Falkland Rescue. Your efforts saved several near by buildings and businesses! THANK YOU!
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