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Debris Destruction Burns Up Some Residents

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RALEIGH — Debris from Hurricane Fran is still piledup along urban and rural roads throughout the Triangle and the clean-upprocess slowly progresses.

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

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

For Wake County residents, Fran debris means free wood chips beginning Friday from noonto 4 p.m., and on Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to4 p.m. The wood chips are at the NorthWake County Landfill off Durant Road.

The wood chips will be availableuntil they run out.

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