• Winds helped spread Kannapolis brush fire


    KANNAPOLIS, N.C. - The Kannapolis Fire Department was dispatched at about 4:30 p.m. Friday to a brush fire at 850 West Eighth Street. 

    Fire department personnel arrived on the scene and officials called a second alarm because it was spreading quickly, the nature of the terrain and the wind.  A third alarm was later called for additional ATVs and manpower. 

    The fire burned about five to seven acres before it was under control. Crews stayed on the scene to monitor hot spots.

    The cause of the fire is undetermined at time. 

    The Kannapolis Fire Department urges the community to be diligent with cigarettes and other ignition sources during days with moderate-to-heavy winds and to heed fire danger warnings.

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