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Fire that closed Carolina Beach Rd. ruled accidental

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- Investigators say a fire that closed part of Carolina Beach Road last night was an accident.

The fire started in the basement of a two-story building at 2006 Carolina Beach Road around 7:30 p.m. The Wilmington Fire Department says it caused about $2,500 of damage to the building and $500 to contents.

Firefighters had to close Carolina Beach Road for a while as they worked last night.

No one was hurt.

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That crappy, neglected building is an eyesore...

...anyway. Maybe this will force the owner to spend a little time and money on it or either tear it down. I'm surprised it hasn't been condemned as uninhabitable already.