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

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

News Release

June 27, 2008

Fire Update and Photo

Click here (pdf 568kb) for update from Incident Command Post.

Photo credit: USFWS-Howard Phillips

greening after the fire

This area on the south side of Harvester Road burned the first week of June in the Evans Road Fire.  Note the "greening" as ferns have started to sprout from the ash-covered ground.  In the background, you can see smoke from small spots of ground fire.  Throughout the 41,000-acre foorprint of the fire, thousands of acres have active ground fire, especially in the southern areas where the water table is lower.