Southport Fire Department responds to woods fire

Southport Fire Department battles woods fire (Photo: Southport Fire Department)

SOUTHPORT, NC (WWAY)– According to the Southport Fire Departments Facebook page crews responded to a large woods fire on Saturday.

According to Assistant Fire Chief Todd Coring crews were called to the fire off of Bethel Road around 2:30 p.m. after a controlled burn was left unattended and began to spread, threatening some homes in the area.

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The fire was under control in about 30 minutes, and was out by 4:30 p.m.

There has been no reported damage to any of the homes in the area, however the fire did burn about four acres of land. There is a chance that you may still see some smoke in the area.

No injuries were reported.