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Fire blazes around bridge on Interstate 40

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A fire broke out in the brush around a bridge on westbound Interstate 40 in Alamance County, North Carolina on Feb. 19 around 3:30 p.m. The cause of the fire is unknown but thought to be a cigarette butt thrown into the dry brush. The blaze stayed on the right side of the bridge and no one was hurt. Firefighters arrived on the scene at 3:45 p.m. and the blaze was out within ten minutes. However, large amounts of smoke still billowed over the highway, making visibility difficult for cars driving through.

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Written by juliasayers

February 20, 2011 at 12:29 am

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  1. The way to get more reporting on this is to do a statewide roundup on such fires. Broadcasters were reporting through the AP over the weekend that there were hundreds of small fires due to dry conditions. One report mentioned that thousands of acres were burning near Chimney Rock. Check to see if you can get a statistical update on the fires in the state and the conditions that caused them, how many crews are fighting fires, that sort of data.

    Janna

    February 21, 2011 at 3:55 pm


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