Child among 3 displaced after Wake County house fire near Holly Springs
Three people including a child were displaced after a Wake County home was destroyed by a fire Sunday afternoon, officials said. The incident was reported late Sunday afternoon south of Holly Springs in the 7000 block of Moonlit Drive, according to Holly Springs Fire Chief LeRoy Smith. No one was injured in the blaze at the home, which was fully engulfed in flames when fire crews arrived. Damages are estimated at $45,000, Smith said. A child and two adults were displaced from the house following the fire, according to Smith. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. The home is in a neighborhood off Piney Grove-Wilbon Road, west of Fuquay-Varina.
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Burn ban issued for 26 counties due to fire risk
Due to increased fire risk, the N.C. Forest Service has issued a ban on all open burning and has canceled all burning permits for the following North Carolina counties: Anson, Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Duplin, Greene, Harnett, Hoke, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Moore, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, Pitt, Richmond, Robeson, Sampson, Scotland and Wayne. The burning ban goes into effect at noon and will remain in effect until further notice. "Our state is getting drier and hotter, and wildfires like those conditions," said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler. "These conditions coming during spring wildfire season when wildfire activity and fire risks are already elevated, make this burn ban necessary to protect life and property in North Carolina."
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No one hurt after mobile home fire in Leland
No one was hurt after a mobile home caught on fire in Leland Monday morning. According to a Facebook post by Leland Fire/Rescue, emergency crews responded to Oakmont Court around 8 a.m. after receiving a call about a structure fire. Crews arrived at the scene and found smoke and fire coming from the home. "They initiated a quick interior fire attack as well as a search for any possible occupants. The fire was quickly contained and extinguished, and the search found no occupants inside the structure," the post stated. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
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