North Carolina blaze swells to 800 acres

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North Carolina authorities say a wildfire in the state has grown to at least 800 acres and is only a quarter contained.

Regional station WBTW reported on Monday that the fire began in the woods of private land near the area of New Lake Road in Hyde County.

Authorities said that fire crews began working on the fire on Sunday as it grew to 500 acres.

Authorities said that fire crews began working on the fire on Sunday as it grew to 500 acres.

The North Carolina Forest Service said in a statement on Monday that it had contained about 25 percent of the blaze, adding that crews from neighboring counties were also working to help with containment, according to WBTW.

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