Hyde County fire crosses containment line; rain provides temporary relief

  • Source: WNCT-TV CBS 9 Greenville
  • Published: 06/23/2022 12:00 AM

Officials issued an update Wednesday on efforts to extinguish a Hyde County fire that started when a lightning strike hit the Carolina Ranch property Sunday. The fire covered 500 acres when it first erupted, and it had fluctuated since then. As of Wednesday evening the fire spanned 1,080 acres, according to the North Carolina Forest Service. The Carolina Ranch team said strong winds had pushed the fire over the ranch’s eastern fire break and across Gamble Road. The fire entered what Carolina Ranch calls the “G Block.” “The peat dome of G Block (which lies approximately 14 feet above sea level) will most likely burn down until the fire reaches the current water levels (which are approximately at 8.5 – 9 feet above sea level and holding) ,” Carolina Ranch said in a release.


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