Large woods fire contained after apparent lighting strike in Beaufort County

WASHINGTON, N.C. (WNCT) – The North Carolina Forest Service and multiple fire departments responded to a large fire in Beaufort County.

It happened just before 6 p.m. Saturday on VOA Site North near the Beaufort and Martin county line.

The Forest Service said crews used bulldozers to keep the fire from spreading to nearby structures. The fire was put out with water from a NC Forest Service aircraft.

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