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Abandoned Southport home burns to ground

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SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) -- In Southport, a fire at a building backed up traffic for a half a mile on Long Beach Road Thursday night.

Firefighters said the flames started at an abandoned house on a dirt road behind Surf Cinemas. They had to shut the road down and call in several fire departments because the only fire hydrant was across the street.

The home burned to the ground.

No word on whether anyone was hurt.

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this house is not abandoned-

this house is not abandoned- is was vacant- but never abandoned- the property was visited and maintained on a regular basis.

fire

the best FD is on the scene... If you're planning on driving through the area don't because traffic is backed up

fire in Southport

Traffic is backed up and being turn around.