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A wildfire in rural eastern North Carolina has grown to more 10,000 acres and is spreading smoke and ash miles away.
Ocean Isle Beach will hold a memorial on Friday afternoon for seven SC college students who died in a fire there last fall.
Forest officials are dealing with the aftermath of several wildfires burning in local counties.
Officials say it's the largest fire in New Hanover County since 1986. The brush fire that broke out yesterday spanned more than 1,200 acres between Holly Shelter and Sidbury Roads. New Hanover County officials say the fire is contained and worked today to make sure it doesn't spread any further.
A fire claimed the life of small girl this morning in Penderlea, in Pender County, and her mother was taken to Pender Memorial Hospital and released.