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UPDATE: Firefighters battle flames at house fire


NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WWAY) -- A house fire off Carolina Beach Road Wednesday night gave firefighters a tough time.

The fire, near the corner of Indian Trail and Shawnee Trail, was so hot it caught some trees in the front yard on fire. A hydrant wasn't near the home so firefighters had to run hoses some distance before a mobile water supply arrived.

Neighbors we spoke to said they smelled a burning plastic smell in the area for several days and had called fire officials.

Cody Parrish, passed by as the home was engulfed in flames.

“Earlier today I was coming home from my grandparents house me and my mom were driving by and she saw a whole bunch of black smoke in the air and she was wondering if it was a back yard and then I took a glance and it was a house fire the trees in the front were on fire and the house itself was on fire," Parrish said.

No one was injured in the fire and firefighters were able to keep it from spreading to other homes. The residence is believed to be a total loss.

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