Delta Air Line, the largest airline in the United States, will close all non-essential operations and shut down its entire North Carolina operations center, according to a Delta spokesperson.
The company said in a statement that the closure will affect the entire Delta fleet and affect those affected by the fire.
The announcement comes after a string of wildfires that have destroyed hundreds of homes and businesses in North Carolinians state.
In the past week, a number of fires in the Tar Heel state have destroyed at least 13 homes and a number more are still burning.
A spokesperson for Delta, whose regional operations center is in Raleigh, told ABC News the company is closing all nonessential operations from January 6 through March 7.
Delta said in its statement that it will not be able to operate any flights to and from the North Carolina area until the closure is complete.
“We are deeply saddened by this loss of life and our thoughts and prayers are with the families and loved ones affected by these devastating fires,” Delta spokesperson Scott Wright told ABC.
North Carolina Gov.
Pat McCrory (R) declared a state of emergency in the state on Saturday, the first time in nearly a decade that the state has been without a statewide emergency declaration.
Since December of 2016, at least 50 wildfires have burned in the Triangle region.
At least 13 people have been killed in the wildfires, with at least 40 of those deaths attributed to the fires.
Meanwhile, a fire that has burned across parts of the central Appalachian region for several days has burned nearly 200,000 acres, officials said.
According to the National Weather Service, there is no immediate threat to the general population of the Carolinas and there are no other confirmed or suspected threats to North Carolina.
ABC News’ Dan Zaino contributed to this report.