Kinston, NC – On the afternoon of March 23rd, 2014, North Lenoir Fire & Rescue responded to a structure fire on Hwy 258 N near Wheat Swamp Road. Crews arrived to find a fully involved outbuilding adjacent to a home and a small brush fire. Firefighters quickly extinguished the flames and were able to prevent damage to the home. The cause was determined to be an unattended smoldering pile of yard debris that quickly spread to surrounding brush and the structure.
Engine 1, Engine 11, Engine 2, Engine 22, Rescue 1, and approximately 25 firefighters responded to the scene. This was the 4th dispatch in 24 hours for the department. No injuries were reported, and the outbuilding was a total loss. Hugo Fire & Rescue provided mutual aid.
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