A smokey smell and haze across our part of North Carolina has had many people asking if something was on fire in their neighborhood this morning. There is something on fire, but its not in our neighborhoods. That smoke is actually from a large wildfire burning toward the coast just west of Manteo. Wind from the east this morning has allowed that smoke to drift into our area giving us a hazy Thursday.
The haze will and smell of smoke will be most evident this morning, but hazy conditions and a faint smell of smoke may linger through the day today.
You can follow the latest on the wildfire burning near the coast by clicking this link from the North Carolina Division of Forest Resources: http://www.dfr.state.nc.us/fire_control/current_fires.htm