NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - If you were driving along Market Street earlier Wednesday afternoon and you saw plumes of smoke in the air, don't worry -- it was supposed to be there. The Forest Service has been out in full force, burning in Brunswick County earlier this week, and 100 acres off of Sidbury Road on Wednesday.
Some may say it's too cold, but for the burning brush, it's perfect. "The hotter the air is, the hotter the fire is and the bigger control problems we have," explained area ranger, Bill Walker. It's not just the chilly air, in order to burn there has to be enough wind to get the smoke out and enough moisture.
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