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

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

News Release

June 15, 2008

Fire Update, Map, and Photos

Click here for attached update from Incident Command Post.
Click here (pdf 2.02mb)
for attached fire progression map.

Photo credits: USFWS, Vince Carver (photos taken June 13)

Fire at North end of Evans Road
Pumping station on north end of Evans Road is using water from Lake Phelps to suppress groundfire.

North side of Evans Road Fire
North side of Evans Road Fire, where agricultural fields stopped the forward spread of the fire. Groundfire remains as the main source of smoke. These groundfires will likely burn until there is a tropical storm-type rain in eastern North Carolina.