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bodie island burn coming up soon

If you’ve been on the OBX in the early spring, you’ve probably seen or smelled the smoke and wondered what was heck burning down south. Occasionally the National Park Service burns sections of Bodie Island as part of their fire management program. The Ocracoke Observer shared this NPS news release from January 27, 2015, that gives us the details.

prescribed burn on bodie island

Photo courtesy National Park Service


“Cape Hatteras National Seashore Superintendent David Hallac announced today that between Feb. 1 and March 30, weather and conditions permitting, National Park Service fire management staff, as part of the Outer Banks Group Fire Management Plan, will conduct prescribed burning on sections of Bodie Island within Cape Hatteras National Seashore.

The planned burn(s) will consist of approximately 500 acres located east of NC Highway 12, from Whalebone Junction south to Old Oregon Inlet Road, and a 400-acre section west of Highway 12 from Whalebone Junction south to areas that were burned by the seashore in 2014.”

Get the rest of the story on the Ocracoke Observer.

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