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Smoke from Pender County wildfires moves into northern Brunswick County

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No wildfires reported in Brunswick County

By Staff Brunswick Beacon

BOLIVIA—Brunswick County Emergency Services Director Anthony Marzano said the county’s 911 center has received numerous calls Thursday morning about heavy smoke in Northern Brunswick County.

There are no wildfires in Brunswick County, Marzano said.

North Carolina Forestry Services officials have said the smoke is from a wind shift that occurred Thursday morning, causing smoke from the Pender County wildfires to move into Brunswick County.

“Weather conditions this morning should cause the smoke to increase throughout the morning, before beginning to subside as we get into the afternoon,” Marzano said.

Anyone with respiratory ailments, which may be susceptible to the smoke, should take necessary precautions to protect their health and well being, he said.

Brunswick County Emergency Services officials, Forestry Services officials and local fire departments continue to monitor the situation, Marzano said.