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UPDATE: Lejeune fire forces three schools, stretch of US 17 to close

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ONSLOW COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- A fire at Camp Lejeune has force the Onslow County School District to close two schools. Dixon High School and Dixon Middle School closed at 11 a.m. because of problems with smoke. The district later decided to close Dixon Elementary School at 2 p.m.

Also, a statement from Camp Lejeune says US 17 is closed between High Hill Road to the north and NC 172 to the south.

The smoke from the fire in the Greater Sandy Run Area has caused limited visibility and inherent damage, the Marine base's statement said. Motorists are advised to comply with traffic advisories and exercise extreme caution when driving in the area.

(Photos courtesy: William Brown)

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