Firefighters battle brush fires as winds pick up

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Wind helped fuel a brush fire in a south Charlotte neighborhood that damaged two houses Saturday.

Lane Edwards was asleep in one of those homes.

"I came out and looked at the damage that was done and I was like, ‘Oh my goodness,’ and I just felt blessed because it could have been a lot worse," Edwards said.

Firefighters were able to put the fire out in about 10 minutes.

In Huntersville firefighters spent about an hour trying to control a brush fire on Allison Ferry Road near Neck Road.
 
In South Carolina a red-flag alert has been issued against outdoor burning.
 
Officials said windy and dry conditions can cause fires to easily spread as wind gusts are expected to reach up to 30 mph Saturday.
 
Conditions should improve Sunday.

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