Multiple agencies respond to structure fire in Bald Head Island

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Credit: Ross Stevens

 

BALD HEAD ISLAND, NC (WWAY) — Multiple agencies responded to a widespread fire on Bald Head Island Saturday evening.

On Saturday at 7:56 p.m. Bald Head Island Department of Public Safety responded to a structure fire around the Lighthouse Landing area of the island. A strong north wind caused the fire to quickly spread to adjacent structures and threaten the surrounding area. There was a loss of three units in Lighthouse Landing, and one home and crofter on North Bald Head Wynd. There were no casualties and no reported injuries.

Public Safety personnel and volunteers were quickly on the scene and were later assisted by additional crews and equipment from Boiling Spring Lakes, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Leland, Oak Island, Southport, Sunny Point, Winnabow, and the U.S. Coast Guard. EMS crews from Brunswick County and St. James also responded.

The fire was fully contained around 1:00 a.m., and a fireguard has remained on the scene through this morning to monitor the area to quickly suppress rekindling.

The fire marshal is expected to begin the investigation into the cause of the fire later this morning.

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