Wildfires continue to burn in NC
About 1,600 acres have burned and firefighters said about 70 percent of the blaze is under control
WILMINGTON, N.C. — Wildfires continue to burn at each end of North Carolina.
Officials say a fire in Brunswick County has burned about 1,600 acres. Firefighters said Wednesday afternoon the blaze was about 70 percent controlled.
The North Carolina Forest Service is deploying plows at the uncontained parts of the fire Thursday. The agency hopes to have a cleared area completely around the fire to help contain it.
No injuries have been reported and no buildings have been damaged.
Air quality advisories are in effect for the area.
A huge fire in Hyde County has burned about 14,000 acres. A 30-mile stretch of US 264 is closed because of the fire in Hyde and Dare counties.
A fire near the North Carolina-Tennessee state line has burned about 800 acres.
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