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Crews respond to fire that breaks out in Duplin County salvage facility

WNCT Greenville logo WNCT Greenville 4/18/2022 Erin Jenkins
Crews respond to fire that breaks out in Duplin County salvage facility © Provided by WNCT Greenville Crews respond to fire that breaks out in Duplin County salvage facility

WARSAW, N.C. (WNCT) – Fire crews in Duplin County responded to a reported vehicle fire Sunday night.

Magnolia and Warsaw Volunteer Fire Departments responded to 295 Mooretown Lane in Warsaw. When crews arrived, they found a large number of vehicles on fire inside an auto salvage facility, as well as a wooded area.

Duplin County Emergency Management officials said in a release that 12 fire departments, as well as various county and state EMS and emergency management crews, were on the scene. Officials said there were no known dangers to the public.

(Cheyenne Pagan, WNCT photo) © Provided by WNCT Greenville (Cheyenne Pagan, WNCT photo)

Crews contained the fire and monitored several hot spots. An investigation into the exact cause of the fire continue into Monday morning.

N.C. HWY 117 between John Rich Rd. and U.S. I-40 was shut down because of emergency vehicles during this period. Additional resources have been requested for environmental monitoring and assistance with determining the cause of the fire.

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