North Carolina Barn Fire Finally Extinguished

A massive barn fire that started Thursday in Fuquay-Varina was finally extinguished Sunday afternoon.

Firefighters put out the last embers of the fire in the 1800 block of Holland Road near the Wake-Harnett county line at about 4 p.m.

Authorities said the fire started as a controlled burn on a farm, but that flames jumped to two nearby barns and a storage unit filled with more than 10,000 bales of straw.

About 100 firefighters from 20 different fire departments responded to the blaze. At one point, the fire threatened several nearby houses and at least two suffered from fire damage.

On Friday afternoon, small flames were still seen in the rubble, and smoke was still pouring from the area. Crews spread out the contents of the barns and poured water on them in hopes of extinguishing the fire.

The property owner who started the burn received a written citation but will not face charges.

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