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Juniper Road Fire

Rain helps as Pender Co. fire lingers into third month

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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. Full story...
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Rain does little to help Pender fire

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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. Full story...
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Pender Co. wildfire cost state $3 million so far

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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. Full story...
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Crews battling wildfires burned out after weeks on duty

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video Fighting along a fire line for weeks at a time is a challenging task. Many of the crews battling a wildfire in Pender County have been at it for more than a month straight. Full story...
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Pender fires slow; smoke still a problem

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The Pender County wildfires have slowed down slightly, but are not done burning yet. Full story...
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As smoke moves south, crews make progress on Pender fire

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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. Full story...
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Crews set fires to fight Juniper Road Fire

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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. Full story...
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Pender County wildfires continue to burn, force residents to evacuate

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video There is another significant wildfire that has moved into Pender County. The Blueberry Farm Fire has rekindled and broken containment lines causing evacuations. Full story...
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Town hall meeting planned on Pender fire Saturday

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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. Full story...
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Voluntary evacuation issued, shelters open as wildfire grows

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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. Full story...
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