Croatan forest fire now 95% contained

Croatan forest fire now 95% contained
Published: May. 30, 2023 at 12:16 PM EDT|Updated: May. 30, 2023 at 12:22 PM EDT
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CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - The fire still burning in the Croatan National Forest is almost completely contained.

The U.S. Forest Service says containment for the Great Lakes Fire is now 95%.

The fire has been burning since April 19th and foresters believe it was started by people, either accidentally or on purpose.

The size of the fire remains at 32,156 acres.