U.S. Fish and Wildlife is conducting a prescribed burn today on about 45 acres at the Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge.
— USFWS Fire SE (@USFWSFireSE) November 4, 2020
The agency said its plan was to use the wind to keep smoke away from N.C. 12 and the power lines.
A prescribed burn (or controlled burn) is an intentional burning of vegetation the agency employs to restore and maintain wildlife habitat on most of the 2 million acres of state game lands used by hunters, anglers and wildlife watchers
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