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SURF CITY, N.C. — Firefighters battled a fire in Surf City Sunday night.

A structure fire was reported on Atkinson Road off of South Shore Drive. Officials asked people to avoid the area.

Just before 6 p.m., firefighters responded to the fire at two homes in a building on Atkinson Road, according to the Surf City Fire Department.

When fire crews arrived, the fire had spread and continued to spread, overtaking six units.

As of about 9 p.m., the fire was 90 percent out.

No one was reported injured.

It is unclear if anyone was home at the time of the fire.