Thursday, February 27, 2014 — The U.S. Forest Service is conducting a controlled burn in the Uwharrie National Forest in Montgomery County. A westward wind has blown smoke from the fire across the eastern portion of Stanly County. The burn is part of the Forest Service's regular schedule and at this time is not reported to be out of control.
Albemarle firefighters battle a house blaze at 623 Summit Ave., Monday. The fire began in the kitchen area.
Albemarle home burns
A stove burner left on appears to be the cause of a Monday morning blaze.
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