NORTH CAROLINA (WAVY) - A planned, originally controlled wildfire at the Croatan National Forest near New Bern spread out of control on June 18.
The fire was set on Thursday, and fire officials say it could take up to a week to contain it.
As of June 18, the fire was only 10 percent contained by the US Forest Service.
A company has been hired to complete the repairs to the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge on the Outer Banks, but how long those repairs will take remains unknown.
Drivers traveling between Hatteras Island and the mainland were forced to use an emergency ferry Wednesday, following the sudden closure of the Bonner Bridge Tuesday.
State officials say construction on a new Bonner Bridge has been delayed for years because of a legal battle with an environmental group.