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    STUMPY POINT, N.C. (AP) - A fire that started on the Dare County
    bombing range grew into a 2,600-acre blaze that caused the closing
    of U.S. 264 and briefly threatened a home south of Stumpy Point,
    the North Carolina Forest Service said.
    By Wednesday afternoon, the fire was 85 percent contained, no
    structures were threatened and the highway was reopened, said fire
    information officer Bruce MacDonald.
    "We're in good shape and holding for today," MacDonald said,
    adding that officials were hoping the rain forecast for Thursday
    would materialize.
    Stumpy Point was not considered endangered, although the fire
    was about half a mile south.
    The cause of the fire was being investigated.
    Only inert ordnance from military planes is dropped on the
    range, but the bombs have charges that emit smoke used for tracking
    hits.
    The fire was spotted from a tower at about 2:30 p.m. Monday, and
    about 45 firefighters from the forest service and the U.S. Fish and
    Wildlife Service responded. Volunteer firefighters from the Outer
    Banks and the Stumpy Point area also helped.
    Six airplanes and two helicopters dumped water on the fire,
    while firebreaks were cut around the blaze. A forest service team
    specializing in fighting large fires took over Tuesday afternoon.

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    Post November 14th

    Crews fighting woods fire in Surry, Wilkes counties

    (Winston-Salem-AP) -- About 85 firefighters battled a 120-acre
    woods fire during the night in Surry and Wilkes counties.
    Officials say bulldozers were being brought in the plow fire
    lines around the remote blaze.
    A dispatcher says officials are investigating whether the fire
    was caused by a downed power line.
    Smith Patterson, WSJS

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    Post March 7th, 2005

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - State forestry crews were fighting a fire
    deep in the Green Swamp in southeastern North Carolina and
    officials said Monday that conditions could be worse for fire later
    this week.
    The fire started Saturday and has grown to 350 acres. It is
    located in a remote area of the swamp off N.C. Highway 211 hear the
    Bear Pen air strip, the state Division of Forest Resources said in
    a news release.
    So far, the cause of the fire hasn't been determined. The swamp
    is located in Columbus and Brunswick counties.
    Forecasters at the National Weather Service office in Wilmington
    placed southeastern North Carolina under a fire weather advisory
    Thursday, meaning high winds and low relative humidities made
    conditions ripe for wildfire.
    Over the weekend, there were 146 wildfires that burned 598 acres
    across the state. Since the beginning of the year, there have been
    1,066 fires that burned 3,929 acres in North Carolina, said
    division spokesman Jamie Kritzer.
    The state averages about 5,000 wildfires a year.

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