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Rain helps as Pender Co. fire lingers into third month
Submitted by Ramon Herrera on Mon, 08/01/2011 - 3:48pm.

videoThe Juniper Road Fire in Pender County is close to being 100 percent contained. The NC Forest Service just passed command of the fire to the local office in Whiteville; a move made possible by improved containment and fewer crews fighting the fire.

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Rain does little to help Pender fire
Submitted by Paul Blackmore on Wed, 07/27/2011 - 2:59pm.

All the rain we've gotten lately has not helped in the fight with the Juniper Road Wildfire in Pender County. Firefighters say certain areas of the fire saw as little as two-tenths of an inch of rain this week.

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Pender Co. wildfire cost state $3 million so far
Submitted by IE on Mon, 07/18/2011 - 2:35pm.

Pender is not the only county dealing with wildfires. Today in Brunswick County there were five wildfires totaling about 100 acres. All have been contained.

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Pender fires slow; smoke still a problem
Submitted by IE on Tue, 07/05/2011 - 3:19pm.

The Pender County wildfires have slowed down slightly, but are not done burning yet.

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As smoke moves south, crews make progress on Pender fire
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Thu, 06/30/2011 - 3:30pm.

video Waking up this morning you may have smelled or seen smoke where you live. As winds in the Cape Fear region shifted, smoke from the Pender County fires is pushing southward affecting residents down the coast and across the state line.

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Crews set fires to fight Juniper Road Fire
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Mon, 06/27/2011 - 3:39pm.

On the eastern side of Pender County crews continue fighting the Juniper Road Fire in the Holly Shelter Game Land. Firefighters say they now have 25 percent containment on the 21,500-acre fire.

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Town hall meeting planned on Pender fire Saturday
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 06/24/2011 - 12:14pm.

The North Carolina Forest Service will be hold a "town hall" general information meeting Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Holly Ridge Fire and Rescue Department located at 109 Holly St. That's at the intersection of Highways 50 and 17.

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More aircraft joining fight as Pender wildfire grows
Submitted by Cliff Pyron on Thu, 06/23/2011 - 10:50pm.

video The Juniper Road Fire in the Holly Shelter Game Land continues to grow. As the fire moves across Pender County and into Onslow County voluntary evacuations are in place and shelters are open.

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Pender wild fire burns more than 18,000 acres, still not contained
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Wed, 06/22/2011 - 10:07pm.

video The wildfire in Pender County is still burning out of control. Crews are plowing multiple fire lines across the holly shelter game land in hopes of keeping the fire from crossing the highways. It seems to be growing by the minute. Just today, the fire grew about 8,000 acres totaling more than 18,000 acres in all.

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Voluntary evacuation issued, shelters open as wildfire grows
Submitted by Cacky Catlett on Wed, 06/22/2011 - 3:53pm.

Today the Juniper Road Fire in Holly Shelter burned northeast toward Onslow County. The east flank of the fire continues to slowly burn eastward toward Highway 17 in the Sloop Point and Surf City area.

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