Fire sweeps though McDowell County campground destroying two cabins, damaging others

  • Source: WBTV CBS 3 Charlotte
  • Published: 05/05/2022 02:08 PM

VIDEO: A massive blaze destroyed two cabins and damaged several others in a Lake James campground Wednesday afternoon. Fire crews from several different departments were called in to try to contain the fire and keep it from spreading to surrounding homes. The campground houses a combination of vacation homes and year-round residents. That means it’s more likely someone would have been home at the time, and a greater chance somebody could have been hurt. “It looks like a warzone between these two cabins. Just destruction,” a witness said. A fast-moving fire in hot, dry conditions swept through the Black Bear campground engulfing two cabins and damaging several others nearby. “Just a nasty, nasty fire.” Alice Stecker lives a short distance from it and says she saw the smoke and flames take the homes in a matter of minutes.


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