Firefighters in Morehead City and Craven County battle brush fires Thursday

Firefighters in Morehead City and Craven County battle brush fires Thursday

Dry and breezy conditions are helping spark brush fires in ENC.

MOREHEAD CITY, N.C. (WITN) – A brush fire at a golf course in Morehead City was quickly brought under control Thursday afternoon, the fire was one of several brush fires that crews fought in ENC today.

Fire crews with Morehead City Fire-EMS were called to a brush fire at the Morehead City Country Club shortly after 1 p.m.

According to officials with the Town of Morehead City, the fire was near a tree line in between the golf course. Crews from N.C Forest Service, Newport Fire, and a country club employee with a backhoe helped to get the fire under control within an hour of crews arriving. No injuries were reported

In Craven County, two brush fires on Thursday afternoon threatened or burned nearby structures.

Firefighters in Craven County first responded to a brush fire threatening a structure on Hwy 17 shortly after 1 p.m.

Craven County crews then responded to a second brush fire shortly after 2 p.m. on Adams Creeks Road near Havelock. Initial reports are that the fire also burned a barn and was threatening other buildings.

WITN Chief Meteorologist Zack Holder said that dry and breezy conditions make it a good day for fires to get out of control. “Things like throwing a cigarette out of a car window or trailer chains dragging on the road could easily spark a brush fire.”

There are also several control burns in ENC this week as well.

No one was hurt in the fire.

No one was hurt in the fire.

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