Early morning fire damages Leland gas station

A fire damaged the Citgo on Village Road early Thursday morning. (Courtesy/Town of Leland)

LELAND –– The Leland Fire Department was dispatched to the Citgo gas station on Village road around 4:45 a.m. Thursday.

Arriving within three minutes, the first unit found heavy smoke coming from the building, according to a town press release.


Firefighters entered the building at 115 Village Road and “initiated a fire attack to quickly knock the main body of fire down,” the release states.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Multiple crews assisted Leland Fire/Rescue in responding, including New Hanover County Fire Rescue, Navassa Volunteer Fire Department, Northwest Volunteer Fire Department, and Brunswick County EMS and Emergency Services.


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