Crews battle wildfire near Maple Hill

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Submitted: Mon, 03/11/2013 - 3:42am
Updated: Mon, 03/11/2013 - 6:08pm

ONSLOW COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Firefighters from multiple agencies are battling a blaze across over one hundred acres in rural Onslow County.

Highway patrol, Onslow County Sheriff’s Deputies, and Forestry Firefighters were also on scene while air tankers dumped water on the blaze to help fight flames from the sky.

The majority of the fire was along Hardy Graham Road near Maple Hill.

Homes in the area were evacuated and at least 20 people sought refuge in the Red Cross Shelter for a few hours while crews battled the blaze.

There is no word yet on what started the fire.

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