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Archive for May, 2013

Brunswick County wildfire contained

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Forestry crews in Brunswick County spent most of the afternoon battling a massive wild fire off of Highway 17 near Royal Oak Road in Shallotte.

Forestry officials say it took three plow units, four single engine aircraft tankers and one helicopter to contain the blaze.

Corey Kalmut, a member of the Forest Service, says, “It’s contained right now. We’ll come back tomorrow and check on it and do a little more work but as of right now, it is contained”.

Nearly 100 acres were burned. No buildings were damaged by the fire and there is still no word yet on the cause of the blaze.

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Crews contain massive wild fire near Shallotte

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Forestry crews have contained a massive wild fire in Brunswick County that sparked Thursday afternoon.

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Update – Wildfire near Shallotte contained

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

Mike Malcolm, with the N.C. Forestry Service, said the fire was completely contained by 6 p.m.

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Brunswick deputy hospitalized after wreck

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

The deputy’s patrol car rear-ended a pickup truck Thursday.

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Coast Guard closes investigation into parasailing deaths

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

The final investigative report issued Thursday points to several factors leading to the deaths of Lorrie Shoup, 56 from Granby, Colorado, and Cynthia Collins Woodcock, 60 years old from Kernersville, North Carolina.

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