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Brunswick County Nature Park closed due to wildfire

Staff discovered the fire at 1:23 p.m. on Feb. 28 and by 5 p.m. the fire encomapssed 10 acres. Its cause has not been verified. (Courtesy photo)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY — A brush fire that started Wednesday at Brunswick Nature Park has the area closed to the public until further notice.

Staff discovered the fire at 1:23 p.m. on Feb. 28 and by 5 p.m. the fire encomapssed 10 acres. Its cause has not been verified.

The fire was being manned by North Carolina Forest Service and local firefighters. Visitors were not impacted and law enforcement cleared the park, located at 2601 River Road SE, in Winnabow.

The fire is not affecting heavily populated areas, according to a press release from the county.

Damages will be assessed after the burn is under control, though the county had not received reports of damage to park structures. The Forest Service will investigate following containment of the fire.

County officials will keep the park closed until further notice and reminds the public that drones not allowed to be flown overhead or near the wildfire.


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Shea Carver
Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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