Cricket farm catches fire in Dunn, burns for hours

DUNN, N.C. (WTVD) -- A cricket farm in Dunn, North Carolina, caught fire Tuesday morning.

Chopper 11HD flew over Warren Cricket Farm in Dunn around 11:30 a.m. to see flames and smoke shooting out of one of the farm's buildings. By mid-afternoon, officials said 90% of the building had collapsed

Erwin, Dunn, Buies Creek, Coats and Angier fire departments all responded to help put out the fire on Bait Road. Officials said in total, firefighters from six counties are helping with the response.

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A cricket farm in Dunn, North Carolina, caught fire Tuesday morning.



Multiple fire trucks were also at the business.

The call for the fire came out about 10 a.m. It's not known how the fire started. As of 3:15 p.m., the fire was still smoldering. Officials said excavating trucks were brought in to bulldoze some of the building to reach some of the remaining hot spots.

No people were injured in the fire.

Firefighters expect to be on the scene through the evening.

Warren Cricket Farm is a large cricket producer, specializing in live bait production and wholesale distribution.
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