Active wildfire reported at bombing range on Dare mainland; smoke being smelled on Outer Banks

[photo courtesy Roanoke Island Volunteer Fire Department]

A fire has been reported on the Dare County mainland that has some on the Outer Banks smelling smoke this morning.

According to a post on the Roanoke Island Volunteer Fire Department Facebook page, the active wildland fire is burning in one of the bombing ranges operated by the military inside Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.

The N.C. Forest Service and other agencies are currently on the scene. Other details were not immediately available.

There have been reports of a strong smoke odor on Roanoke Island and elsewhere.

This is a developing story, stay with OBX Today for updates.