DO NOT BURN !!!
That’s the emphatic plea from North Carolina Forest Ranger Dennis Wahlers. Despite the burning ban that has been posted ( apparently unheeded by some) a “Burn Barrel” ignited a wooded area this morning in Stony Point. Quick response from Fire Units from Stony Point and Hiddenite along with the State Forestry service kept the damage confined to about ¼ acre of woodland off Mt Wesley Church Road.
“It was not intentional at all but the homeowner was cited, they understood the seriousness of the situation” Wahlers said this morning.