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Debris Destruction Burns Up Some Residents

Posted October 25, 1996 12:00 a.m. EDT

— Debris from Hurricane Fran is still piled up along urban and rural roads throughout the Triangle and the clean-up process slowly progresses.

A virtual forest of trees is going up in smoke at several sites in Wake County. Workers a a dump site off Tryon Road have been burning and mulching tree debris since September, and say there is still no end in sight.

That has some who live near theses sites fuming over the constant barrage of smoke and ash from the burning piles. Gidget Larhue says the fumes and dust have damaged the paint on her house and car.

For Wake County residents, Fran debris means free wood chips beginning Friday from noon to 4 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. The wood chips are at the North Wake County Landfill off Durant Road.

The wood chips will be available until they run out.