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

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


News Release

June 9, 2008

Fire Update, Map, and Photo

Click here for attached update from Incident Command Post.
Click here for attached fire progression map.

Photo credit: USFWS (taken June 8)

Pumping Operation
Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge Manager Howard Phillips (far right) looks over high-volume pumping operation while George Constantino (back to camera) discusses the Water Handling Operations with Rowan County Assistant District Forester David Poole. NC Forest Service and US Fish and Wildlife Service employees are working side-by-side, along with local partners, to manage this 35,000+ Evans Road Fire. This pump station and another nearby have been set up to feed water from Lake Phelps into canals and ditches and eventually onto the fire east of the Evans Road Fire Break in an effort to reinforce containment lines and aid mop-up operations.