Lawn mower sparks fire, wind spreads flames

ONSLOW COUNTY - Firefighters in Onslow County battled a fire on Saturday that ended up destroying two barns and a truck.

The scene was off Bridge Side Drive, in the Piney Green area near Jacksonville.

Crews got the call about 3 p.m.

Piney Green Volunteer Fire Department Chief Roy Hall believes the fire somehow started as a man was using a lawn mower in the area and the mower kicked out an object that sparked the blaze. 

A neighbor heard a muffled explosion, Hall said, which could have been an object being ejected from the mower.

Wind spread the flames from the first shed to another shed and a pick-up truck.

The structures and the truck are total losses.

No one was hurt.

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