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5/25/2007

Third wildfire cuts through Pender

Breaking Earth News
North Carolina, USA

Pender County's third fire in a month burned out of control Wednesday night after consuming 600 to 1,000 acres, forest service officials said.The fire began on residential property near Stag Drive then spread into the adjoining Holly Shelter Gamelands, which is owned by the state, said Pender County Fire Marshal Charles Newman.Winds blowing at 10 to 15 mph aided the blaze, spreading it through the Carolina bay and pocosin swamp vegetation in the game land.


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