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Hampstead controlled burn now out of control, spreading quickly

HAMPSTEAD, NC (WWAY) — Crews are battling a blaze near Hampstead after a property owner’s controlled burn got out of control.

According to Pender County Emergency Management Director Tom Collins, the fire has burned nearly 150 acres and is still spreading. It started near the intersection of Hoover Road and Godfrey Creek Road in Hampstead.

Crews from Pender, New Hanover and Onslow Counties are helping control the fire. Collins said there is still a lot of work to do in order to secure the borders and put out the flames. Firefighters will likely be working into the night.

Officials have called in all their resources to help extinguish the fire before it poses any threat to people and structures.

No homes are in the path of the fire at this point, and no one has been asked to evacuate. The only structure facing possible damage is a barn.

Stay with WWAY for developing details.

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