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Dry, Windy Weather is Keeping Brunsco. Firefighters Busy

By Michelle Bliss

02-18-11 – As firefighters have been battling two huge wildfires in western North Carolina, conditions along the coast could lead to fires as well with this week's dry, windy weather and rising temperatures.

Higher winds across the state are expected today and tomorrow, and with a recent lack of rain, that could lead to wildfires if coastal residents aren't careful.

The emergency services director for Brunswick County, Anthony Marzano, says his firefighters have been busy this week.

"The last couple days, we have seen some increase in wildfire activity. We've been working very closely with the North Carolina Department of Forestry to contain them and monitor for any additional fire outbreaks."

Residents are asked not to burn yard debris in the coming days. The peak season for fires in North Carolina begins next month, as plants begin to bloom, and continues through May.

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