Investigators say Southport fire was set


SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY) — Investigators say a fire in Southport last night was set and remains under investigation.

Brunswick County Fire Marshal Scott Garner says the house fire was “incendiary in nature.” He says the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is handling the criminal investigation.

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Firefighters say the flames destroyed a vacant house behind Surf Cinemas and backed up traffic on Long Beach Road as crews worked to put it out.