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Forest fire burns several acres in Wilson

Posted May 15, 2013

— Firefighters battled a forest fire Wednesday that spread across several acres in Wilson.

The North Carolina Forest Service said the blaze was along railroad tracks off Yank Road near U.S. Highway 117. They said sparks coming off a passing train may have started the fire.

No injuries were reported.

More information was unavailable.


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  • mpheels May 15, 2013

    Smelling it here in Orange County too.

  • busyb97 May 15, 2013

    That might explain the smoke we see and smell in Chatham County.