Tuesday, June 10, 2008

NC Evans Road fire maps

The fire in eastern North Carolina continues to spread to the north and east. It is now 35,691 acres and has moved into the "Hollow Ground Swamp" in the Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge. But just judging from the heat detected by satellites, the swamp must be fairly dry, since the fire has burned quite a few acres within it.

The temperature at the fire today should be in the mid 90's, the RH in the low 40's, with the wind 7-11 out of the south and southwest.

The map below shows heat detected by satellites last night. Click on the images to see larger versions.

The map below is provided by the Incident Management Team and shows the fire progression.

In the photo below, Pocosin Lakes National Wildlife Refuge Manager Howard Phillips (far right) looks over high-volume pumping operation while George Constantino (back to camera) discusses the Water Handling Operations with the Rowan County Assistant District Forester.

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