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Fire crews put out hot spots after flames engulf multiple buildings

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- New Hanover County fire crews worked to put out all hotspots hours after a fire sparked at an office building on Murrayville Road Monday night.

The fire happened some time after 11:30 p.m. Monday night in the 6200 Block of Murrayville Road, and crews closed part of the road, and then re-opened it, early Tuesday morning.

Fire fighters, sheriff's deputies, and EMS all responded to the scene, as multiple structures were on fire on the property.

A building, separated by a breezeway, with a garage attached were both engulfed in flames. Construction equipment and a boat were also burned in the fire.

Battalion Chief Smith says the buildings were used for business and storage purposes, and that no one was hurt in the fire.

Several crews were on the scene for more than 3 hours, and fire fighters continued to keep the smoke contained well into Tuesday morning.

No word yet on what caused the fire.

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This house was by my house.

This house was by my house. It was an eyesore. Wish it was taken better care of.

total dump

It was a frigging dump ! Least now it will be torn down.

WELCOME

Welcome to Wilmington !!!!

The County doesn't care as long as they get their TAXES ...

Try dealing with the building dept. in New Hanover, Brunswick or Pender.
It's like you are in the twilight zone...Rules change depending on the inspector you get..

fire

How can a home in a residential neighborhood be used for business and storage purposes?

guestfndi

I know of a personal situation that is similar.
A guy puts a storefront type business in place and buys a house a block away for living in. The business grows an soon his business is full. He's successful and builds a place in Landfall. He paid off his initial house and its only a block away so now its empty. He maintains the homes appearance. Why not use it for business storage? So long as there's no hazardous materials what rules prevent this? Zoning regulation maybe - but I see no harm in it, honestly.

Vog