University City

University City fire burns 5 acres

Charlotte firefighters needed about 1 1/4 hours Monday afternoon to put out a wildfire that burned more than five acres in the University City area.

The two-alarm fire was reported about 4 p.m. in a wooded area behind the 5200 block of Kodiak Drive That is west of Interstate 485, between Rocky River and Caldwell roads.

Battalion Chief Mike Wilson told WCNC-TV, the Observer's news partner, that crews had to extend hose lines about a half-mile to deal with the blaze. Fire Capt. Mark Basnight said 45 firefighters were called to the scene.

No buildings were damaged by the blaze, which burned near a residential area.

There is no word as to the cause of the fire.

WCNC-TV contributed.

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