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

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


News Release

June 14, 2008

Fire Update, Meeting Reminder, and Photos

Click here for attached update from Incident Command Post.

Reminder- Public Meeting at 7 pm tonight in Columbia at the Walter B Jones Sr, Center for the Sounds (Pocosin Lakes Visitor Center).

Photo Credits: USFWS, Vince Carver (taken June 13 during burnout operation off Seasgoing Road)

Kenny Powell Using Terra Torch
USFWS Firefighter Kenny Powell using a terra-torch to burn out the fuels ahead of the main fire along Seagoing Rd.

Burnout on Seagoing Rd
Burnout operations along Seagoing Rd

Heli-tankers dropping water
Heli-tankers work to extinguish spot fires from the burnout

Kenny Powell and Melvin Walston Talking
USFWS Firefighters Kenny Powell (left) and Melvin Walston (right) tell their "war stories" after a long day of plowing line