VIDEO: A large fire broke out on Bald Head Island on Saturday at around 8 p.m.. Three units in Lighthouse Landing and one home were destroyed in the fire.
Drone video provided to WRAL News showed large areas reduced to ashes in the aftermath of the blaze.
The massive fire took 60 firefighters to put out.
Alan May, director of Bald Head Island Public Safety, said both firefighters and neighbors did their part to prevent it from becoming worse.
While flames scorched through the four homes and trees, neighbors were dousing the untouched properties in case the embers flew too far.
"They stopped what they were doing. They went to the golf course. They started hosing people's homes," said Allison George, an employee at Island Time Medical on the island. "We had island businesses step up and feed our firemen well into two or three in the morning."