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Shrimp boat fire proves challenging to extinguish

Seven fire departments responded to a shrimp boat fire in Shallotte Tuesday afternoon.
Seven fire departments responded to a shrimp boat fire in Shallotte Tuesday afternoon.(Toni Freyer | WECT)
Published: Jun. 23, 2020 at 6:02 PM EDT
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SHALLOTTE, N.C. (WECT) - Seven fire departments responded to a shrimp boat fire in Shallotte Tuesday afternoon.

The boat was seen burning close to Holden Seafood on Bill Holden Road early in the afternoon.

Personnel at Ocean Isle Beach fire department confirmed units were still trying to contain the fire at 5:30 p.m.

No further information is currently available.

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