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RALEIGH — With spring fire season upon us, the N.C. Forest Service is asking residents to prioritize safety and practice caution when burning debris. Escaped fires from burning debris continue to be the leading cause of wildfires in North Carolina. Peak months for the spring fire season run from March through May and fires left unattended can get out of hand quickly and become wildfires.

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RALEIGH — In recognition of 2022 National Burn Awareness Week, Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey encourages families to practice safe-cooking habits.

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ROCKINGHAM — What appears to have started as a woods fire left a camper trailer in ashes Wednesday afternoon.

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RALEIGH — Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey, noting that wintry weather could touch our state this weekend, urges North Carolinians to use extra caution when using portable heaters.

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CHARLOTTE — The Red Cross encourages to the community to resolve to volunteer in the New Year.

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CHARLOTTE — In 2021, people in the Greater Carolinas Region and across the country faced great emergency needs as the ongoing pandemic exacerbated the challenges related to severe disasters, blood shortages and global conflict.

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RALEIGH — The N.C. Forest Service has lifted a ban on all open burning effective at noon Monday, Dec. 13, for the following counties in North Carolina:

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RALEIGH — N.C. Forest Service officials urge the public to be cautious with any outdoor burning this weekend. Dry conditions continue to increase fire danger which will be high across the Piedmont and Sandhills for the next several days.

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CHARLOTTE — This Fire Prevention Week (October 3-9), the Greater Carolinas Region urges you to test your smoke alarms before the threat of home fires increases with cold weather.

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HAMLET — For Calvin White, the 1991 Imperial Foods fire “is very personal.”

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