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Controlled burn smoke fills the air

Published On: Mar 09 2013 05:59:29 PM CST
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Photo: Thomas Munday

A controlled burn in the Croatan National Forest created a smoke show in the sky Saturday.

The U.S. Forest Service planned to burn a little more than 500 acres as part of the prescribed burn, according to a news release.

The target area was in Craven County, off Lake Road and Miller Boulevard in Havelock.

The goal was to reduce the amount of fuel available for any future wildfires.