Fire extinguished near Dobbins Heights cemetery

By: Staff report

DOBBINS HEIGHTS — When Hamlet and N.C. Forest Service firefighters responded to a call at the Dobbins Heights Cemetery after lunch Wednesday, they found two piles of smoldering leaves.

Forest Service personnel extinguished the fire, Hamlet Fire Lt. Carlton Gainey reported. Apparently, he said, someone clearing a gravesite had set “two small piles of leaves” ablaze and then abandoned them.

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Staff report