Fort Raleigh Boundary Fire Break Work Begins

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Date: July 1, 2014
Contact: Outer Banks Group, 252-475-9034

Superintendent Barclay Trimble announced today that during the week of June 30, 2014, National Park Service fire management staff, as part of the Outer Banks Group Fire Management Plan, will be mowing fire breaks along the NPS boundary of Fort Raleigh National Historic Site.This boundary borders private property on Roanoke Island.

Plans are to mow fire breaks along the boundary with the Heritage Point, Croaton Woods, Holly Ridge, and Sunny Side neighborhoods.These projects could continue until about mid-July.

The breaks aid in fire suppression in numerous ways.They allow fire fighters to move around the periphery of a blaze, while providing space to fight the fire.They contain a fire by denying it fuel and prevent fires from moving rapidly from NPS lands to private property.As a result, these breaks greatly reduce the threat of wildland fire to private homes and property adjacent to NPS lands.

For more information, call 252-473-2111.

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Last updated: April 14, 2015

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