Firefighters discover fake grenade while putting out car fire

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Firefighters made a startling discovery while putting out a car fire late Monday night.

Leland Firefighters received a call about a vehicle fire around 11:15 p.m. in the area of Mt. Misery road and Industrial Boulevard.

When firefighters checked the vehicle, they discovered what appeared to be a fake grenade.

Fire crews were backed away from the scene while deputies with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office shut down a portion of the roadway.

The Wilmington Police Bomb Squad was requested to respond to the scene and discovered it was a “dummy” or fake grenade.

The incident is under investigation.

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