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See smoke today? Orton continues controlled burn

Orton will continue its controlled burn season Tuesday. March 15, with crews expected to burn...
Orton will continue its controlled burn season Tuesday. March 15, with crews expected to burn 361 acres.(Orton)
Published: Apr. 15, 2019 at 10:03 AM EDT|Updated: Mar. 30, 2022 at 9:06 AM EDT
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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Nearby residents may see smoke Wednesday as Orton conducts a controlled burn.

Crews will burn about 435 acres as part of Orton’s “management plan to improve forest health and restore longleaf pine habitat.”

The burn is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. and be completed by 8 p.m. Fire crews and safety professionals will be on the site for the duration of the burn.

You’re more likely to see smoke if you live east of Boiling Spring Lakes.

Orton will not accept visitors to the property during the controlled burn.

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