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Burn gets out of control in Boiling Spring Lakes

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A prescribed burn in Brunswick County got out of control Monday afternoon. Although there are several nearby homes, none of them had to be evacuated.

The fire happened off Polaris Drive, which is off East Boiling Spring Road in Boiling Spring Lakes, not far from the Camp Pretty Pond Girl Scout Camp.

Fire officials said the National Conservancy was conducting an annual controlled burn, when strong winds picked up and carried the fire. Fifteen acres were out of control, although about 100 acres were blocked off. Several fire departments responded to contain the fire.

“Usually the burn all the time, but they don’t have a lot of problems with fires getting out of control, but the winds picked up to about 20, 25 miles an hour and jumped all the fire lines they had in place,” said Eddie Garner of the Boiling Spring Lakes Fire Department.

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A prescribed burn in Brunswick County got out of control Monday afternoon. Although there are several nearby homes, none of them had to be evacuated.

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