Prescribed burn in Brunswick County sends smoke to Wilmington

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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Did you happen to see a lot of smoke around Wilmington?

There is a prescribed burn in Brunswick County at Orton Plantation. The fire began earlier Monday and will continue throughout Friday.

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The Wilmington Fire Department said shifting winds have caused the smoke to be visible in the Wilmington area. They are also asking the public not to call for smell or light visible smoke only. Call only if they see rising smoke or a large amount of smoke in the area.