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Fire on North Carolina's Pilot Mountain 100% contained; more than 1,000 acres burned – Florence, South Carolina

Florence, South Carolina 2021-12-04 10:04:48 –

Pilot Mountain, North Carolina (WNCN)-The grindstone fire that broke out in Pilot Mountain a week ago is now 100% contained, the North Carolina Agricultural Consumer Services Department said Saturday morning.

According to a news release, the NC Forest Service Red Incident Management Team will return the fire to local resources on Sunday, and firefighters will work to remove hoses and extra equipment in the coming days.

After kick-starting around 3:30 pm on November 27, a week-long fire burned 1,050 acres. The rapid spread also prompted a state-wide burn ban, which began on Monday.

“North Carolina is in the fall wildfire season, and dryness has increased wildfire activity,” said agricultural commissioner Steve Troxler.

Officials said the fire was caused by a campfire in an undesignated area. Pilot Mountain State Park remains closed and has no time to reopen.

Fire on North Carolina's Pilot Mountain 100% contained; more than 1,000 acres burned Source link Fire on North Carolina's Pilot Mountain 100% contained; more than 1,000 acres burned

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