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Controlled burn scheduled at Halyburton Park Thursday

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - A controlled burn is scheduled to take place at Halyburton Park in Wilmington Thursday.

Smoke may be seen and smelled around that area Thursday, especially with the windy conditions.

Crews plan to burn between seven and 15 acres of the park off of South 17th Street.

The planned fires help burn undergrowth to help minimize the risk of wild fires. They also allow other types of native plants to grow.

Halyburton Park will be closed all day Thursday due to the burn.

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