Brush Fire In Craven County Threatened Neighborhood

By: April Davis
By: April Davis

A fire threatened a neighborhood in Craven County Thursday.

The fire started just after 3:00 p.m. in a private wooded area off of Gladewood Circle in Bridgeton just yards away from homes. It took crews about 3 hours to control the blaze that burned about 10 acres of land.

Greg Riggs with the NC Forestry Service said with the dry conditions the fire could have been much worse if they didn't get a handle on it so quickly.

"It could have gotten very bad. It could have burned several structures and homes in this neighborhood and probably burned thousands of acres of wood land," said Assistant County Ranger for Craven County Greg Riggs.

Riggs says crews will have to monitor the fire for at least the next week or until it rains.

The North Carolina Forestry Service worked Thursday to fight a 10-acre brush fire in Craven County.

The fire started around 3:45 p.m. Thursday afternoon off St. Delight Church Road in Vanceboro.

Forestry Service officials said crews have containment lines around the fire, and it is 100% contained.

They say the wind did not cause major problems fighting the blaze. There are no reports of injuries.

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