Fires Exhausting Crews

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

10 fires in two days: You could say the Onslow County forest service is wiped out.

Thursday the service as well as dozens of volunteer fire departments spent the afternoon tending to his 10 acre fire in the Haws Run area, that could have possibly been set off by a cigarette. The fire crept very close to homes and one church.

Fire crews also responded to a large woods fire in Hubert that they now believe is arson. And then Friday morning, crews were on the scene of a house fire in Swansboro, possibly started by burning debris. Onslow County forest ranger Ricky Adkins says his team is stretched thin.

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