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Lincoln Elementary closed until further notice due to brush fire

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY — A 20-acre brush fire in Leland Monday has prompted the closure of one school.

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Brunswick County Schools announced Tuesday Lincoln Elementary is not open.

It closed after Leland Fire and Rescue responded to a brush fire near Playground Way. The N.C. Forest Service has it under control and is monitoring it and investigating the cause.

It led to the evacuation of numerous homes Monday and the Lincoln Road closure. No injuries have been reported.

The school did not suffer structural damage, but officials are taking stock of ventilation and smoke damage and making needed repairs. Lincoln Elementary leadership will work from Belville Elementary School until further notice.

The principal and staff can be reached by calling (910)-371-0601.

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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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