Tyrrell County Schools delayed 1-hour Monday as crews work to contain Last Resort fire

Published: Mar. 26, 2023 at 7:09 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 27, 2023 at 4:13 AM EDT
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TYRRELL COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Tyrrell and Washington County Schools will operate on a 1-hour delay Monday following the Last Resort Fire.

Crews have continued to work around the clock to contain the wildfire that has been burning here in the East since Friday afternoon.

The North Carolina Forest Service says the fire is estimated to be 5,200 acres and 34% contained as of 4:00 P.M. on Sunday.

Communities between Roper and Creswell in Washington County may be most impacted.

Firefighting crews will continue efforts to improve containment lines and monitor conditions through the remainder of the operational period.