Pender County wildfire burning since April is contained, Forest Service says

  • Source: WECT-TV Channel 6
  • Published: 06/07/2019 04:32 AM

VIDEO: The NC Forest Service confirmed Thursday a fire burning for weeks in Pender County is fully contained and being monitored. Fire officials have finally completed their work suppressing the last remnants of the Squires Timber Fire and are currently monitoring the area to ensure the fire doesn’t flare up again. The eight acre wildfire began on April 29 when a debris fire began burning out of control, according to the NC Forest Service. The fire escalated more recently after the Cape Fear area suffered excruciating hot, dry conditions. “About three acres of the wildfire were in a Carolina bay with heavy organic soils which made for challenging control as the fire burned as much as two feet deep,” a post from the NC Forest Service noted.


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