Prescribed burn set for Croatan National Forest near Pollocksville

Croatan National Forest (file photo courtesy of Michael Withrow)

POLLOCKSVILLE, Jones County - A prescribed burn is set to take place Tuesday in the Croatan National Forest, according to the US Forest Service.

The burn will occur on Bender Road in Jones County, two miles southeast of Pollocksville. Residents in the area should anticipate seeing smoke and increased fire activity, as well as a helicopter assisting with the operation.

According to the Forest Service, the goal of the prescribed burn is to reduce the amount of fuel on the forest floor and assist with wildlife habitat improvement.

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