Homes catch fire in Brunswick County after Hurricane Isaias makes landfall, several rescued

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Thursday, August 6, 2020
Ocean Isle Beach blocked off after multiple fires
Mayor Debbie Smith told ABC11 that no one was injured in the fires.

OAK ISLAND, N.C. (WTVD) -- Hurricane Isaias was an eventful storm in Brunswick County, where huge fires broke out and at least several people and a pet were rescued.

Crews responded to multiple house fires on Ocean Isle Beach after Hurricane Isaias made landfall. The cause of the fires are unknown but Mayor Debbie Smith said no one was inside the homes. The beach was closed to traffic as multiple fire departments responded.

Four adults, five children and a dog were rescued in nearby Oak Island. "Safely loaded in our MRAP and taken to safety!" a tweet from Brunswick Sherrif's Office read.

Four adults, five children and a basset hound were rescued after Hurricane Isaias hit Oak Island.

In addition, Brunswick County had more than 49,000 power outages on Tuesday morning around 4 a.m. Heavy flooding and high water covered roads in Holden Beach.

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