Another Fire: Crews Battling Blaze In Tyrrell County

Fire crews in Eastern Carolina have yet another blaze to fight. The NC Division of Forest Resources says a 109-acre fire is burning in a wheat field in the Kilkenny area of Tyrrell County.

Andy Hux says the fire started over the weekend. Crews have been able to fully contain the fire. However, Hux says since there is ground fire, the risk exists for the blaze to jump containment lines.

Hux says the fire may also cause smoke issues for the surrounding area.


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  • by Justin Location: Kinston on Jun 21, 2011 at 12:33 PM
    Even with a burn ban farmers can still burn a wheat feild if they plow around the edges of the feild. I too think this is kind of stupid but thats the way it is. They will regrete the matter after the fact that they have many arces of land.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 21, 2011 at 10:27 AM
    I have been seeing a lot of farmers burning the stubble off the fields after harvesting wheat. Who in their right mind would allow burning permits as dry as its been? Or perhaps the farmers don't have to have one like everyone else.
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      by anonymous on Jun 21, 2011 at 06:07 PM in reply to
      First of all, the field that's burning hadn't been harvested when it caught fire, so that farmer lost that crop. Second, every farmer that plans on burning fields is required by law to obtain a burning permit through the NC Forestry. Do your research!!
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