Photo: Vast Peat Fire May Burn for Months in North Carolina



Plumes of smoke rise from a wildfire raging in peatlands near the North Carolina coast in a June 7, 2008, satellite image.

On June 11, 2008, the blaze became the largest active wildfire in the U.S., and officials say it could burn for months unless the region gets the type of heavy rain that usually accompanies a tropical storm.

Image courtesy AP Photo/MODIS


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