Dramatic photos capture fire in NC forest

NEWPORT, N.C. (WNCN) — Viewer Carl Lewis sent CBS North Carolina these dramatic images of a prescribed burn in Croatan National Forest on Thursday.

CLICK HERE FOR FOUR MORE PHOTOS OF THE FIRE.

The burn was slated to cover 550 acres and was intended to prevent “future catastrophic wildfires” by burning up fuel that had accumulated in the forest.

National Forest Service officials said the burn was also supposed to improve wildlife habitat.

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