Crews have fire on Pilot Mountain nearly fully contained

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PILOT MOUNTAIN, N.C. (WFXR) — As more and more Virginia counties issue burn bans due to the dry conditions, all of North Carolina is already under a burn ban.

Fire crews continue to work to contain the Grindstone Fire on Pilot Mountain. As of late Friday, the fire is 96 percent contained.

After battling the fire for nearly a week, fire crews say things are now in the mop-up stage.

Of note, more than a mile of fire hose had to be stretched up the mountainside to get water onto the flames.

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