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Eastern North Carolina wildfires take toll on the public's health in coastal counties

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The NC Division of Public Health has been monitoring hospital visits for acute respiratory conditions in the Piedmont and Eastern regions of the state and has observed an increase in visits to hospital emergency departments in the following coastal counties for the week of June 18-24: Beaufort, Bertie, Carteret, Dare, New Hanover and Pender. Full story...
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Cumberland fire possibly lit by controlled burn

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The owner of land ravaged by a still-burning fire in Cumberland County says she believes the fire started as a controlled burn and is questioning why state officials permitted it in the first place. Full story...
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Weather provides break from wildfires

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Cooler temperatures and higher humidity today gave firefighters a much needed break. Full story...
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Cumberland County blaze ravages nearly 1,000 acres

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A wildfire spreading across nearly 1,000 acres in Cumberland County is being fueled by dry brush and pines. Full story...
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Crews keep eye on big Pender Co. fire

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video Much of North Carolina is under a burn ban, and for good reason. The combination of wind, low humidity and warm temperatures made Pender County ripe for wildfires this weekend. Full story...
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NC officials warn about wildfires in dry weather

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The National Weather Service recommended that people postpone outdoor burning until Wednesday or later. Full story...
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