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70-acre fire still causing problems


BRUNSWICK COUNTY -- A 70-acre fire off Ocean Isle Beach Road in Shallotte is still causing problems.

Fire officials say that most of the flames are gone but the smoke won't dissipate anytime soon. The state's Division of Forest Resources says the rain showers over the past few days have done nothing to reduce the smoke, and they can't tell how long it will linger.

A spokesman for the division says workers are doing everything they can to reduce the fumes.

Community members are invited to a meeting Saturday to talk about the fire and smoke concerns. That will be held at 11 a.m. at Union Elementary School.

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