District 4 Forest Service Crews Respond To 42 Weekend Fires

The high winds and low humidity continue raise the threat of fire spreading quickly Monday.

Just over the weekend the district 4 office of North Carolina Forest Services responded to 42 fires in 8 counties in eastern Carolina. Phillip Wall, a custom ranger with the N.C. Forest Service, says he hasn't seen a year like this since 2008. Officials remind you ideal burning weather is a day with calm winds and high humidity.

"It's been kind of a tough winter people have been inside and hadn't done a lot of outside work and I think what we're seeing in the past week it a lot of people have gotten out in this better weather and are trying to clean up and get started for the spring time," said craven county assistant director of emergency services Ira Whitford.

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