Meetings scheduled to
inform public about wildfire and health concerns
meetings to provide information about the Pains Bay Fire will be held
June 21 and 22 at various locations throughout Dare County.
from the North Carolina Division of Forest Resources, U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service, and Dare County, including local public health
representatives, will discuss the fire, firefighting techniques, smoke
drift, and related health concerns. A question-and-answer
will follow short presentations.
The meetings are:
June 21, at 10 a.m. in Rodanthe at the Rodanthe-Waves-Salvo Community
Building, Milepost 39.5, Rodanthe (across the street
June 21, at 2 p.m. on Roanoke Island at the Dare County Administration
Building (Commissioners Meeting Room), 954 Marshall
June 22, at 10 a.m. in Southern Shores at Kern P. Pitts Center, Town
Hall Complex, 5375 N. Va. Dare Trail.
June 22, at 2 p.m. at Kill Devil Hills Town Hall (Commissioners Meeting
Room), 102 Town Hall Drive.
70-square-mile fire, which started from a lightning strike and was
reported on May 5, is burning on the Dare County mainland,
approximately 1 mile west of Stumpy Point and 9 miles south of Manns
Harbor. More than 200 personnel from various local, state and
federal agencies are involved in firefighting efforts.
For more information about the meetings, call Dare County Public
Relations at (252) 475-5900 or email [email protected].
For updated information about the Pains Bay Fire, visit http://www.inciweb.org/incident/2218/.