WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896

Before you call 911, make sure it's not a controlled burn: Wheat fields on fire a common sight after harvest

By Drew C. Wilson | dwilson@wilsontimes.com | 252-265-7818
Posted 6/27/20

Short-lived clouds of black smoke have been rising around Wilson County as farmers burn off straw from harvested wheat fields.

“I burn off all of it to get rid of the straw,” said …

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