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Wildfire

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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Red Cross opens shelter for Holly Shelter wildfire evacuees

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The American Red Cross has opened emergency shelters for residents of Pender and Onslow County who have been asked to evacuate their homes as a result of a wildfire in the Holly Shelter area. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Onslow County declares State of Emergency because of fire

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A wildfire burning mainly in Pender County has led Onslow County to declare a State of Emergency. County Commission Vice Chair Paul Buchanan signed the order this afternoon. Full story...
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Smoke from NC wildfire cancels Marine exercise

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Smoke from wildfires in North Carolina has caused New River Air Station to cancel a training exercise. Full story...
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Pender wildfire grows to 10,000 acres; State of Emergency likely

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A wildfire burning in Pender County since the weekend has now grown to about 10,000 acres and is about five miles wide, according to an e-mail from County Manager Rick Benton forwarded to WWAY. Benton also says the so-called Juniper Road Fire is moving toward NC 53 and NC 50 in the Maple Hill area, but no homes are in danger at this time. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Smoke from Pender Co. wildfire drifting all the way to Roanoke Rapids

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Roanoke Rapids Fire Chief Gary Corbet said brush fires to the south and east of Halifax County, which originated Friday, have pushed smoke so high it has managed to drift all the way to Roanoke Rapids and other parts of the Roanoke Valley. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Holly Shelter Game Land closed as wildfire grows

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video The Holly Shelter Game Land in Pender County is closed as a wildfire has grown to at least 3,300 acres and looks to get worse. Full story...
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Weekend lightning sparks wildfire

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video The hot weather and lack of rain is beginning to take a toll across the Cape Fear region. Saturday lightning in Pender County caused a fire in the Holly Shelter Game Land. Today the North Carolina Forest Service Fire Team worked to contain the flames. Full story...
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NC wildfire has now burned 70 square miles

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Officials say a fire that has been burning near the North Carolina coast for more than a month has now consumed 70 square miles. Full story...
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Smoke from Dare Co. fire continues down coast

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Smoke from a Dare County wildfire fire is causing air quality problems for residents as far south as Brunswick County. Full story...
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