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Fire Destroys Seven Waterfront Homes In Surf City, North Carolina

 Monday, September 30, 2019

 The Charlotte Observer

A wind-driven fire destroyed seven homes and damaged an eighth home at Surf City Sunday afternoon.

Investigators from three state agencies along with the Surf City Fire Department are expected to start an investigation Monday morning into the cause of the fire.

The fire consumed a row of homes on Atkinson Road off South Shore Drive and was reported around 6 p.m. Sunday.

As of Monday morning, crews were still on the scene trying to control hot spots from the fire.

According to Surf City Fire Department Chief Allen Wilson, dozens of firefighters from multiple fire stations in Pender, Onslow and New Hanover counties responded to the intense fire.