Crews respond to large woods fire in Wilmington


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A portion of a busy road in Wilmington has closed as crews work to put out a large woods fire Wednesday afternoon.

WFD says it’s located at 17th Street and Independence Boulevard.

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As of 3 p.m., the department says Independence Boulevard is closed, heading from Independence towards Carolina Beach Road.

WFD says the fire was under control as of 3:15 p.m. and was out by 4:00.