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Forest Fire Smoke Fills Sky Near Marion, North Carolina

A forest fire burning on Pogue Mountain near Marion, North Carolina, grew to about 300 acres as of the afternoon on Wednesday, December 1, according to local satellite reports.

No structures were threatened as of Wednesday as fire crews worked to contain the blaze that ignited on Tuesday afternoon, local media reported.

The North Carolina Forest Service issued a statewide burn ban on Monday, in effect until further notice due to “increased fire risk.”

Footage filmed by Scotty Powell, who said it was taken in McDowell County, shows a smoke-filled sky on Wednesday. Credit: Scotty Powell via Storyful

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