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Dare County brush fire now under control

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Posted at 11:06 AM, Jul 06, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-06 12:07:30-04

According to the Dare County Fire Marshal, there was a marsh fire burning off of Little Colington Island. The fire is now out but there are a few spots that should be extinguished by the end of the day.

They say a total of 150 acres burned.

They say the fire started in a remote location. It did not pose a threat to any structures.

NC Forestry Service personnel reached the area by boat.

Investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire.