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Wildfire

Severe weather causes commotion for drivers; no relief for wildfires

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video Severe weather rolled into the region early Wednesday afternoon, flooding streets and cars across the Cape Fear. Although the area has been in a serious drought over the last couple of months, the instantaneous rush of water caused by the heavy rain overwhelmed the area. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Crews put out woods fire in Brunswick County

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Crews have put out a woods fire in western Brunswick County. Full story...
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NC wildfire is now contained, but still burns

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A wildfire that's been burning in Dare County since May 5 has now been fully contained. 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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Crews try to protect residents, homes from wildfire

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video Crews battling wildfires in Pender County since last week have yet another fire on their hands. Over the weekend, the Blueberry Farm Fire rekindled in Sampson County and crossed into Pender. It forced residents of Lizzie Henry Road to be evacuated Saturday. Full story...
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1,000 acres still burning in Dare County refuge fire

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Dare County officials say the fire in the Alligator River Nature Preserve fire is 97 percent contained. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue declares State of Emergency in eastern NC

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Gov. Bev Perdue has declares a State of Emergency for much of eastern North Carolina because of wildfires and the threat of continued dry conditions. 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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Crews continue battling wildfires around region

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Though a little rain last night provided a little relief, crews continue to battle wildfires all across the Cape Fear region. Full story...
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Fire in Dare County has burned nearly 50,000 acres

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The fire burning in the Alligator River Nature Preserve in Dare County has covered 70 square miles. Full story...
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More aircraft joining fight as Pender wildfire grows

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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. Full story...
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NC Forest Service plans to burn 2,700 more acres in Bladen to control wildfire

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video Crews are still battling a wildfire in Bladen County. So far that fire has spread across 1,300 acres. The forest service is working to contain it. Full story...
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Pender wild fire burns more than 18,000 acres, still not contained

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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. Full story...
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27 eastern counties now under burn ban

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Burn bans are in effect for 27 eastern NC counties, including Bladen, Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender counties. Full story...
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Bladen County wildfire destroys homes; burns 1,300 acres

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videoSome of the attention involving wildfires in our area has now shifted to Bladen County. Work crews for North Carolina Forest Services are trying to contain a fire that is believed to have started because of lightning that struck Monday night. That fire has now burned a large section of land near White Oak and has destroyed at least three homes. Full story...
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