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

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

News Release

July 16, 2008

ICP Update

photo credit- Florida Division of Forestry

Evans Road Containment Line

Aerial view (facing east) of Evans Road at the intersection of Gold Road showing hard-line sprinkler system reinforcing the Evans Road containment line. In the foreground (west of Evans Road) is Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge land. In the background (east of Evans Road) is private land. The boundary is the center of the Evans Road canal. The Evans Road containment line is one of the most critical lines in the Evans Road Fire due to the proximity of 70+ homes on Shore Drive (to the northwest) and 30,000+ acres of unburned pocosin habitat to the west.