Croatan wildfire nearly contained

Published: Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 06:19 PM.

The wildfire began around 9:30 p.m. Sunday as a small 10-acre woods fire but quickly grew through the night before firefighters gained the upper hand.

Two dozen firefighters from the U.S. Forest Service, N.C. Forest Service, volunteer fire departments and the Defense Department battled the blaze. 

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