Thursday, June 13, 2024

Surf City fire causes heavy damage to structure, vehicles

A fire in Surf City damaged multiple vehicles and cars. (Photo by Annie Growney)

PENDER COUNTY — A Wednesday-night fire in Surf City included multiple explosions and damage to a home and vehicles. Its cause is yet known.

Around 8:30 p.m., the Surf City Fire Department was dispatched to a home engulfed in flames at 1110 S. Topsail Dr. The crew received help from Topsail Beach Fire Department, Pender EMS and Fire and North Topsail Beach Fire Department as well to extinguish it.

Power was cut off to neighboring residences and no other structures were in peril, but the homes sustained heavy damage.

Fire units cleared the site by 1 a.m. and no one was injured. Since, crews have checked in to ensure hotspots didn’t lead to more flames; they will continue to do so throughout Thursday.

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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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