Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Homes evacuated in Leland due to brush fire

Lincoln Road is closed due to a brush fire that began off Lincoln Road near Playground Way. (Courtesy Leland Fire and Rescue)

[Update: As of noon Tuesday, the fire is still burning though controlled. The N.C. Forest Service is investigating its cause.]

LELAND — Flames off Lincoln Road closed the throughway Monday afternoon.

Leland Fire and Rescue responded to a brush fire near Playground Way just before 1 p.m. It was roughly 20 acres and threatened several homes on Playground Way, which were evacuated. No injuries have been reported.

N.C. Forest Service will drop water with air assets.

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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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