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As Pilot Mountain Burns Red Flag Warning Issued Across NC

As Pilot Mountain Burns Red Flag Warning Issued Across NC

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ASHEBORO N.C. - This morning the N.C. Forest Service is warning of increased fire danger for most North Carolina and asking for public to postpone any outdoor burning, especially across the Mountains, Piedmont and Sandhills. The warning comes as the agency is responding to Surry County as over 250 acres have burned at Pilot Mountain. The Winston Salem Journal is reporting that the fire that started off a popular trail on Saturday afternoon, By Sunday the fire had spread to cover 250 acres. Visitors and campers have been forced to evacuate and Pilot Mountain State Park has been closed to the public. Local explorer/photojournalist/videographer/professional storm chaser Dan Whittaker captured the flames as the fire spread Sunday reaching the knob. (Dan Whittaker / exploringnc (Instagr...