A wildfire was still causing concern along the Pender-Sampson County line Sunday night. Forestry officials estimate the fire has burned roughly 2,000 acres. It started near the Shiloh Community in Pender County around 4:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Portions of Pender and Sampson County continued to smolder Sunday night. The rain early Sunday morning helped put out the blaze. All firefighting efforts stopped around 8:00 o'clock Sunday night. The forest service says it has all but one line covered. When that short section is connected today the fire will be contained and under control.
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