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More than 1000 acres scorched in Pilot Mountain State Park fire

Pilot Mountain fire in NC (Credit: Richard Hill){ }
Pilot Mountain fire in NC (Credit: Richard Hill)
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The North Carolina Forest Service says the fire in Pilot Mountain State Park has now burned more than 1,000 acres.

The fire is 20% contained, and more than 60 firefighters are battling the blaze.

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So far, there have been no reports of injuries or property damage.

“All the fire remains within the containment lines. But in terms of how containment goes, 20% of those lines, we feel like we could walk away from and they need no attention," said Jimmy Holt with the North Carolina Forestry Service.

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He says the Pilot Mountain fire has scorched 1,050 acres.

The cause of the blaze remains under investigation, but they are confident that the fire was likely ignited by humans, in some capacity.

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With a shift in wind direction, Virginians may start to smell smoke from this fire over the coming days, posing a risk for those sensitive to these conditions.

Crews started working the fire on Saturday. Days later, the North Carolina Forest Service issued a ban on all open burning and canceled all burning permits statewide due to increased fire risk.

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Pilot Mountain State Park is located in Surry and Yadkin Counties, 20 miles northwest of Winston-Salem.

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