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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — The Wilmington Fire Department says the brush fire at 17th street between Independence Blvd. and George Anderson Dr. is now contained. This does not mean that the fire is extinguished and crews are still concerned about possible hot spots and unburned fuel in the fire area.

Battalion Chief Born advises that there still is smoke in the area and will be for quite some time. The Fire Department will remain on scene throughout the night to monitor the situation and respond as needed.

There was a flare-up is inside the containment area Tuesday afternoon, crews were able to control that.

The Wilmington Fire Department and NC Forestry did a controlled burn around 11:00 a.m. to help cut down fuel to the wildfire in Pine Valley.

We will bring you the latest information on WWAY NewsChannel 3 at 11:00.

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