NEW BERN, N.C. Authorities say a wildfire that started as a controlled burn in the Croatan National Forest remains 70 percent contained.
The blaze, which started more than a week ago, has burned more than 21,300 acres in eastern North Carolina near New Bern.
Firefighters are concentrating on fighting ground fires by pumping water into canals around the clock. The soil in the region is full of peat and other organic materials and can ignite easily and burn for weeks.
Officials feared a combination of smoke and extremely moist air could combine to create a super fog that would bring visibilities down to near zero, especially along U.S. 70. But state troopers reported no problems overnight into Sunday morning.