By WECT Staff | March 15, 2021 at 10:12 AM EDT – Updated April 7 at 8:58 AM
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, N.C. (WECT) – Orton Plantation will continue its controlled burn season on Wednesday, April 7, with crews expected to burn approximately 830 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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