A hitchhiker’s campfire got out of control sparking a 30-acre brush fire in the woods off Country Club Road in Weldon this afternoon.

A bad catalytic converter is the suspected cause of a series of roadside fires this morning in the Brownstone and Information Grocery areas of Highway 158.

Hot coals blown from a towed pig cooker caused a series of wildfires in Nash and Halifax counties, state Forest Service rangers said this evening.

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