Onslow County Emergency Services confirms houses are being evacuated due to a woods fire. According to Norman Bryson, Emergency Services Director, houses are being evacuated in the area of Old Folkstone Road within a quarter mile of the intersection of Highway 17. Evacuees are being sent to the Sneads Ferry Branch Library located at 1330 Highway 210 in Sneads Ferry, NC. Bryson confirmed the woods fire began at approximately 3:00 p.m. in that area. Highway 17 is shut down in all directions from Old Folkstone Road to the Town of Holly Ridge. Crews are on the scene battling the fire; details are limited at this time. Onslow County Communications will bring you updates as they become available.