Orton Plantation burning nearly 900 acres


BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — If you see or smell smoke today it might be from a prescribed burn in Brunswick County.

Orton Plantation is conducting controlled burning on 866 acres Thursday as part of its management plan to improve forest health and restore longleaf pine habitat.

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Orton Plantation says they have experienced local fire and safety professionals on site at all times.

The annual control burn season for the plantation lasts until May 1.