Fire scorches more than 50 acres in NC Wildlife Refuge

Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge fire (Credit: Cory Waters, USFWS)
Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge fire (Credit: Cory Waters, USFWS)

DARE COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) – Crews worked to contain a fire in the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge in Dare County.

A Forest Service employee first spotted the flames Friday afternoon.

A plane dropped water on the wildfire, while other crews cut a containment line.

The flames scorched between 50 and 60 acres.

Crews will continue to monitor the fire to make sure it stays within containment lines.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

blog comments powered by Disqus