April 14, 2014
Prescribed burn could reroute
Bodie Island traffic this week
part of the Outer Banks Group Fire Management Plan, a prescribed burn
could be conducted during the week of April 14 in the Bodie Island
District of Cape Hatteras National Seashore.
and conditions permitting, the burn unit will consist of approximately
2,220 acres located along both sides of Highway 12, north of the
intersection with Old Oregon Inlet Road.
Park visitors and
neighboring communities could see smoke visible in the region of the
park. If necessary, for public safety during the prescribed burn
operation, Highway 12 from Whalebone Junction to the intersection with
Old Oregon Inlet Road, may be closed and traffic will be detoured to
Old Oregon Inlet Road. All roads will be signed for detours and
low visibility if necessary.
intent of the burn is to reduce fuel loading in the area, as well as to
restore vegetative communities. In order to safely accomplish the burn,
some mechanical reduction of fuels will be conducted to establish
breaks at the north edge of the burn units about one mile south of
breaks have already been established along the powerline right-of-way
adjacent to South Nags Head. All additional break construction
will utilize a combination of light weight, tracked rotary
masticator/mower and hand tools. Ignition will be accomplished
with hand ignition along the perimeters of each area.
For more information, call 252-473-2111.
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