Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge
P. O. Box 329
Columbia, North Carolina 27925

Contact: Howard Phillips- 252-796-3004 ext 226

News Release

June 7, 2008

Smoke May be Hazardous to Your Health!

Photo credit: MODIS Today (http://www.ssec.wisc.edu/modis-today/index.php)

Smoke from the Evans Road Fire
All the experts are warning us to pay close attention to wind direction, at least for the next few months, as smoke from the ground fires of the Evans Road Fire disseminate. The above photo shows the distribution of smoke just before midnight on June 7. The website is in real-time, so it's easy to check the smoke distribution at any time. Or, for folks who would like an easier method, we'll be updating the Evans Road Fire website with up-to-date maps twice a day for the foreseeable future. View these maps at http://inciweb.org/state/maps/34/