ENC Regional News
10:25 am
Tue March 12, 2013

Croatan National Forest wildfire expected to be contained Tuesday

A wildfire in the Croatan National Forest burning since Sunday evening is expected to be fully contained today. George Olsen has more.

Fire managers with the U-S Forest Service were alerted to the fire around 9:30 Sunday night located near Highway 24 and Nine Mile Road. As of yesterday evening the 553-acre fire was 60 percent contained. About 20 firefighters with the U-S Forest Service, state Forest Service, volunteer fire departments and other agencies have been working on containing the blaze. No injuries or property damage has been reported. Roads in the forest are open. Fire managers are investigating the fire that they believe was started by humans. I’m George Olsen.