Great Lakes Fire now 63% contained

Great Lakes Fire now 63% contained
Published: May. 1, 2023 at 11:01 AM EDT|Updated: May. 1, 2023 at 5:22 PM EDT
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CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - Foresters are making progress on containing that huge fire burning in the Croatan National Forest.

The U.S. Forest Service said Monday afternoon that the Great Lakes Fire is now 63% contained and remains at 32,400 acres.

The fire has been burning for 13 days and foresters said 1-1/4 inches of rain came on Sunday.

There are 200 people working on the fire that is expected to burn until the middle of June.

Foresters believe the cause was manmade and continue to investigate exactly how it started.

May 1, 2023
May 1, 2023(U.S. Forest Service)