See smoke? Orton Plantation continues controlled burns Wednesday

See smoke? Orton Plantation continues controlled burns Wednesday
Orton Plantation will continue its controlled burn season on Monday, April 12, with crews expected to burn approximately 323 acres. (Source: Anne Liles)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) - Orton Plantation will continue its controlled burn season on Monday, April 19, with crews expected to burn approximately 323 acres.

Some residents in southeastern North Carolina may see or smell smoke, including those in Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach, and Wilmington, as well as travelers on Highway 133. If you have any concerns, Orton officials suggest contacting the North Carolina Forest Service.

The controlled burns usually take place during a two-month window, beginning March 1 and lasting until May 1, to improve forest health, restore the longleaf pine habitat, and reduce the risk of larger wildfires.

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