Smoke from Hyde County fire pushing all the way to Raleigh

Smoke from Hyde County fire pushing all the way to Raleigh
Published: Jun. 29, 2022 at 8:13 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 29, 2022 at 3:40 PM EDT
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HYDE COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Smoke from that wildfire in Hyde County is pushing all the way to Raleigh.

The Ferebee Road fire has been burning for a dozen days and so far 1,938 acres of woods have been charred. The North Carolina Forest Service said the fire, which is believed to have been started by lightning, remains at 24% contained.

Wednesday afternoon winds pushed the smoke west along the U.S. 264 corridor

If you were on Ocracoke or Hatteras islands this morning, the smoke turned the sunrise bright red. It is expected that Rocky Mount and Wilson will have the same thing Wednesday night at sunset.

Wind speeds range from six to 12 miler per hour.

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