It was mostly quiet across the approximately 40 burned acres that caused evacuations and a lot of backed up traffic on Tuesday afternoon.

The Holly Ridge police and fire departments took over watching the woods overnight, but Police Chief Keith Whaley said there really wasn't anything major.

The fire department responded around 9 p.m. for a "small flare up," Whaley said, which turned out to be a few trees on fire, and there was "nothing major the rest of the night."

The cause of the fire was still under investigation when the investigators went home late last night, said Brett Evans with the N.C. Forest Service, but the wind certainly didn't help.

The winds were higher than expected on Tuesday, Evans said, which contributed to the spread of the fire.

It's unknown when a cause will be determined, Evans continued. Depending on the information available, a cause can be determined immediately, over the course of a few days, and in rare cases the cause will be undetermined, he said.

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