ONLINE UPDATE: Brush fire sparks in dunes

by Staff reports
Thursday, February 20, 2014

A brush fire started in the dunes near Public Beach Access No. 39 around 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20.

The Wrightsville Beach Fire Department responded with 12 firefighters. Bystanders were trying to put out the fire when firefighters arrived. The department was able to cease the 30- by 40-foot fire.

The fire most likely started from improperly disposed of smoking material.

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