Fire crews respond to patio fire in Wilmington

Fire crews respond to patio fire in Wilmington

WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Firefighters responded to a patio fire in Wilmington Friday afternoon.

According to Fire Marshal Sammy Flowers, fire crews arrived at 2010 Fall Drive around 3 p.m. to find flames showing from the patio of the two story structure.

Flowers said a quick offensive attack was used to keep the fire confined to the exterior. There was no damage to the interior of the residence.

Fire investigators have deemed the fire to be accidental. The fire is believed to have been started by improperly discarded smoking material.

Damage was estimated to be less than $1,000.

No injuries were reported.

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