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Controlled burn in northern NHC emits huge smoke plume

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The controlled burn was on North Kerr Avenue near the ILM Airport and Murrayville area. (Source: Robert Styes) The controlled burn was on North Kerr Avenue near the ILM Airport and Murrayville area. (Source: Robert Styes)
At the intersection of N Kerr Ave and Blue Clay Rd (Source: Chris Hobbs) At the intersection of N Kerr Ave and Blue Clay Rd (Source: Chris Hobbs)
NEW HANOVER COUNTY, NC (WECT) -

A controlled burn had plenty of people wondering what was going on Wednesday afternoon.

The controlled burn was on North Kerr Avenue near the ILM Airport and Murrayville area, but the smoke could be seen from miles away.

New Hanover County Emergency dispatchers confirmed a field in the area was being "burned off" and that a battalion chief was monitoring the fire.

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